The City's Education Advisory Committee needs your help drafting questions for the debate! The Prince George’s County Public Schools Board of Education is responsible for overseeing public education in the county. Four people are seeking the District 3 school board seat. Whoever is elected will play an important role in addressing the needs of children in our local schools. Please share questions you would like the candidates to be asked, and/or vote for the questions submitted by others. The debate moderators will use the information provided here to create a final set of questions.

District 3 stretches from Hyattsville, Mt. Rainier, Brentwood and North Brentwood west through Chillum, Rolling Crest, and Carole Highlands and north through Adelphi. The debate will take place May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at 4310 Gallatin Street. Join us in person, watch via Comcast 71/Verizon 12, or stream online via Hyattsville.org.

Please note that the City does not endorse any candidate in this election, and is assisting this event only as a service to residents. 

 

 

Anne Baum 17 days ago

While we cannot magically increase instructor/staff salaries (although I hope this changes soon), there are real HR deficiencies that can be addressed. PGCPS recruits/hires later than its area competitors and its HR process/department is antiquated and "a joke" according to two new PGCPS teachers who are friends. These are things within the School Board's purview (and control - perhaps unlike salary). For example, I have a wonderful GA who is completing his Masters in School Counseling at UMD. He has interned in three different PGCPS schools. Despite the pay disparity, he wants to continue working in the County. He has already had an offer from Howard County Schools and is interviewing with MoCo. He has had no response to his applications for PGCPS. We cannot afford to lose quality instructors/staff. What ideas do you have for modernizing the HR process in PGCPS and demanding accountability?

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