• News Release: Central Office Reorganization Invests $2.4 Million in Schools

    News Release: Central Office Reorganization Invests $2.4 Million in Schools

    October 10, 2018
    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT:
    Office of Communications
    301-952-6001

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD — A central office reorganization in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will yield twice as much additional school support as the original goal, Dr. Monica Goldson, Interim Chief Executive Officer, announced today.

    The $2.4 million in savings surpassed Dr. Goldson’s original $1 million goal and will result in $800,000 in school supply reimbursements for classroom teachers. Beginning at the end of the first quarter and continuing through Jan. 25, 2019, teachers can apply for up to $100 in reimbursement.

    “I firmly believe if we support our educators and staff, they will meet the needs of our students,” said Dr. Goldson. “I am pleased to use additional resources and support in ways that will positively impact the children we serve.”

    Educators, administrators, support staff and bus drivers will receive additional support:

    • $225,000 — tuition reimbursement for teachers
    • $225,000 — professional development for administrators and other supervisory personnel
    • $150,000 — professional development for bus drivers and support staff
    • $150,000 — custodial supplies to ensure school building readiness for teaching and learning.

    With more savings than expected, Dr. Goldson has also allocated $850,000 for air quality testing throughout the system to identify and remediate schools, classrooms and common areas susceptible to mold after the record heat and humidity in the Washington metropolitan area over the past three months.

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    About PGCPS: Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 206 schools and centers, more than 134,000 students and 22,000 employees. Under the leadership of Dr. Monica Goldson, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for college and career-readiness programs that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including dual enrollment and language immersion.