Charles Board of Ed to hold 2021 proposed budget work session; public hearing to precede it

News Release, Charles County Public Schools

La Plata, MD- The Board of Education of Charles County is holding a work session at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27 in the boardroom at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata.

The meeting airs live on Comcast Channel 96/Verizon FiOS Channel 12 and the school system website at

The agenda is as follows and subject to change.

Call to order – 6 p.m.

Public hearing

  • FY2021 Superintendent’s proposed operating budget

Public Forum

Work session

  • FY 2021 Superintendent’s proposed operating budget
  • Policy series 8000 and 9000 review


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