2018-2019 Proposed School Calendar

  • Tuesday, 23 May 2017
The 2018 - 2019 School Calendar is now available for public comment. Please email Mrs. Nancy Harrington at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your comments. To view the proposed calendar, please click and download the link below.

Congratulations to Superintendent Mitchell!

  • Monday, 22 May 2017
The Board of Education of Dorchester County is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Diana Mitchell to a four-year term as Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools. Dr. Mitchell was appointed by a unanimous roll call vote on Monday, May 22, 2017. In commenting on the appointment, President Glenn Bramble said: The Board of Education adhered to all of the processes recommended by the Maryland Association of Boards of Education throughout this four-month search. Additionally, the Board considered community input from a wide variety of sources as part of their deliberations. We are delighted to welcome a professional of…

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

  • Thursday, 18 May 2017
NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING Special Board of Education Meeting For the Purpose of Announcing the Appointment of the New Superintendent DATE: Monday, May 22, 2017 TIME: 4:00 p.m. PLACE: Dorchester County Board of EducationBoard Room700 Glasgow StreetCambridge, MD 21613 The Board of Education of Dorchester County will conduct a Special Board of Education Meeting at the date, time, and location as indicated for the purpose of announcing the appointment of the new superintendent.

Unpaid Meal Charges

  • Friday, 05 May 2017
The Dorchester County Public School Food Service Department is responsible for maintaining all student’s meal accounts in accordance with USDA and the State of Maryland regulations. The USDA and the State of Maryland requires that all local educational agencies provide information to the community households on unpaid school meal accounts. Dorchester County Public School Food Services sends weekly letters home to parents when their children have a negative balance on meal accounts. The letter informs the parent to make payment to the student’s meal account by cash, check and/or on-line payments at myschoolbucks.com. The Food Service Department allows students to…

Three Finalists Announced for DCPS Superintendent

  • Friday, 05 May 2017
Board of Education Announces Three Finalists for Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools The Board of Education of Dorchester County has announced the names of three finalists for the next Dorchester County Superintendent of Schools. Each of the finalists will participate in a “Day in the District” next week. After an orientation and preparation meeting on Thursday, April 26, members of the stakeholder focus groups will participate in interviewing the finalists. Please download the link below for more infomation.

May Wellness Newsletter

  • Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Who doesn't love a hot shower in the morning? And who would have thought that such an enjoyable interlude also helps to boost your creativity and jump start your mind? Well here's a good reason to get wet again later in the day: a hot shower before bed helps you fall asleep. For more information, please download the newsletter below. 

Teachers of the Year 2017–2018

  • Monday, 10 April 2017
The Teacher of the Year and First Class Teacher of the Year for Dorchester County Public Schools were announced Tuesday night, April 4, 2017, at the annual reception. Mr. Sean Reincke, Social Studies Teacher at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School was selected as the Teacher of the Year for 2017 – 2018. Ms. Amber Aaron, Math Teacher at North Dorchester Middle School was selected as the First Class Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018. The Teacher of the Year will go on to the Maryland State competition with the finalists announced State-wide on October 27, 2017. The First Class Teacher of…

April Wellness Newsletter

  • Friday, 31 March 2017
Stairway to Health. Wellness is determined by dozens of small choices we all make every day. For example, take the stairs- no, really. TAKE THE STAIRS! It's estimated that stair-climbing for just 2 minutes a day (6-8 flights) will burn enough calories to prevent annual weight gain for the average American. To learn more, download the link below.

Improvement is key for Dorchester County Public Schools

  • Monday, 13 March 2017
By Valerie Goff Editor’s note: Ms. Goff is Community Involvement liaison for Dorchester County Public Schools. This article was featured in Dorchester Banner on Friday, March 10, 2017. “My objective has always been to get better, no matter where my rankingis.” – Luke Donald, professional golfer British golfer Luke Donald hasprobably never set foot in Dorchester County, but his personal philosophyis one shared by Dorchester County Public Schools. Althoughthe district’s 2016 PARCC scores for the state’s mandatory tests place thecounty in the state’s bottom quartile, close analysis indicates there isplenty of good news to be had. Of the 12 mandatory…

Superintendent Search

  • Monday, 06 March 2017
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Vacancy Notification Now Accepting Applications From Experienced Leaders First consideration application reviews will begin on March 27, 2017.Interviews conducted in April. The position will remain open until filled.Position starts July 2017. Maryland superintendent certification is required Doctorate preferred Knowledge of the Maryland Education system, laws, funding, curriculum and assessment Must be willing to relocate in Dorchester County if not a current resident Competitive salary and benefit package with a minimum salary of$160,000.00. The amount of an offer will be dependent on thequalifications and experience of the applicant. First consideration application reviews will end on March 27, 2017…