Prince George’s schedules community meetings to talk about school buildings

The Prince George’s Board of Education will hold two community meetings to discuss its plans for building and repairing schools in the district.

One meeting is scheduled for Thursday at Crossland High School in Temple Hills, and the other for Jan. 22 at Largo High School in Upper Marlboro. Both meetings will be held at 7 p.m.

Staff from the Department of Capital Programs will provide information about the condition of the county’s public schools and gather input from students, parents and other members of the community about school construction over the next two decades. Information from the meetings will help guide the county as it rewrites the Educational Facilities Master Plan, which is used to create the annual and six-year capital improvement plans for the system.

On Tuesday, County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) joined Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz (D) in Annapolis to urge state lawmakers to provide more money for school construction this year.

The county executives, who represent the largest jurisdictions in the state, said in order for Maryland to continue its success in education, school construction needs in their counties must be met.

The county leaders said they will push for the state to enter into a long-term partnership that will provide more money to repair and build schools in their districts.

Ovetta Wiggins writes about K-12 education.
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