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Prince George’s BOE schedules community meetings

Hurricane Sandy not only closed schools in Prince George’s County this week, but it forced school officials to postpone a couple of community forums on the 2014 budget and the superintendent search process.

The new dates are as follows: Monday, Nov. 5, Barack Obama Elementary School in Upper Marlboro; Wednesday, Nov. 7, Laurel High School in Laurel; Wednesday, Nov. 14, Gwynn Park in Brandywine and Thursday, Nov. 15, Walker Mill Middle School in Capitol Heights.

All sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the school cafeterias.

School officials added the forum in Capitol Heights after receiving complaints that no session was planned for residents inside the Beltway.

In addition to the budget forums, residents are invited to attend the following meetings to discuss the superintendent search process: Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville; Thursday, Nov., 8, at Capitol Heights Elementary School in Capitol Heights and Friendly High School in Fort Washington, and Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Whitehall Elementary School in Bowie.

All the sessions, designed to get input from residents about the type of superintendent they want, begin at 6:30 and will be held in the school cafeterias.

William R. Hite Jr., the former school superintendent, resigned in July and the board hired Alvin Crawley as interim superintendent.

The school board plans to announce a list of candidates this spring and name a new superintendent in June or July.

Ovetta Wiggins covers Maryland state politics in Annapolis.



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