Dorchester County Board Of Education Appoints Two New Directors

  • Friday, 18 August 2017
At the August 17, 2017, Dorchester County Board of Education Meeting, the Board announced the appointments of the Director of Secondary Education, and the Director of Student Services. Dr. Maria Smith-Hosch, was appointed Director of Secondary Education. Dr. Smith retired from Prince George’s County Public Schools. Her career as an educator ranges from a classroom teacher, school counselor, staff development specialist, regional instructional specialist, principal to Instructional Director for 15 schools within Area II Region. Dr. Smith’s diversity includes teaching in learning on the public-school level and the collegiate level as an adjunct professor at Coppin State University, the University…

Community Eligibility Provision

  • Friday, 04 August 2017
Dorchester County Public Schools will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) meal program during the 2017-2018 school year. CEP was created through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, and allows schools in low-income areas to offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students without the burden of collecting household meal applications. CEP facilitates students access to nutritious school meals increasing student participation and eliminating unpaid meal balances. By offering all students nutritious meals at no cost, CEP helps schools ensure their students will come to class well-nourished and ready to learn. For more information, please download…

Understanding the PARCC Score Report for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics Tests

  • Thursday, 03 August 2017
PARCC reports will be available at the student's home school beginning August 14, 2017. The 2016-2017 school year was the second year of the PARCC assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics which align to the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards. The tests measure complex skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, with an emphasis on supporting an argument and synthesis in writing. The PARCC assessments require students to read, write, and reflect; analyze and show results; and utilize information from multiple sources in a real-world context. PARCC scores should be used along with a student's classroom performance, report…

Notice Of Meeting

  • Wednesday, 21 June 2017
NOTICE OF MEETING Board of Education Special Closed Session Meeting DATE: Friday, June 23, 2017 TIME: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PLACE: Jimmi & Sooks (upstairs) 527 Polar Street Cambridge, MD 21613 The Board of Education of Dorchester County will conduct a Special Board of Education Closed Session Meeting at the date, time and location indicated above to address organization and personnel issues. All of the meeting will be conducted in closed session in accordance with State Government Article 10-501 through 10-508.

Notice of Board of Education Meeting on June 15, 2017

  • Wednesday, 07 June 2017
NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATE: Thursday, June 15, 2017 TIME: 2:00 p.m. PLACE: The Board Room Central Office of the Board of Education 700 Glasgow Street Cambridge, MD 21613 The Board of Education of Dorchester County will conduct an Open Session at the date, time, and location indicated above to address business as indicated on the agenda. After the start of the Open session, the Board will meet in Closed Session Accordance with State Government Article 10-501 through 10-508. At the conclusion of the Closed Session, the Board will reconvene at 6:00 p.m. in Open Session.

2017 SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAMS

  • Monday, 05 June 2017
The Dorchester County Board of Education will be participating in the 2017 Summer Food Service Program at the following sites: Choptank Elementary School, 1103 Maces Lane, Cambridge, MD 21613 Hurlock Elementary School, 301 Charles Street, Hurlock, Maryland 21643 Mace’s Lane Middle School, 1101 Mace’s Lane, Cambridge, MD 21613 Choptank Elementary School and Hurlock Elementary School will operate Monday, July 10, 2017 through Thursday, August 3, 2017. Mace’s Lane Middle School will operate Monday, June 26, 2017 through Thursday, July 27, 2017. Please note schools are closed on 7/3/17, 7/4/17 and all Fridays). Meal times are Breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 9:00…

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…