PGCPS

HMS project planning committee offers timeline for rebuild

December 9, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — On Nov. 20, the kickoff meeting of the Project Planning Committee offered a timeline for building a new Hyattsville Middle School (HMS) and provided more information on the design process. “The plan here is not to try to save this building,” said Deanna Newman, who [read more]

UPDATE: HMS selected for P3 funding, pending Thursday vote

September 17, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — This is a developing story. Second update on September 19: Dan Broder, the chair of Hyattsville’s Educational Facilities Task Force, announced in a Sept. 19 email to the HOPE email group that the PGCPS Board of Education voted to pass the resolution authorizing the [read more]

P3 funding package for HMS may be announced soon

September 11, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — At the Sept 4. Educational Facilities Task Force (EFTF) meeting, Pamela Boozer-Strother, a member of the Board of Education for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), said that “we should just be weeks” away from the finalization of the PGCPS public-private [read more]

My Two Cents: An education fight we can all support

September 3, 2019

By PETER DANIELS — Hyattsville residents have engaged in a vigorous debate recently over the location of a desperately needed new middle school. As students prepare for a new year of learning, I want everybody in our community to be aware of another crucial education debate that will play out [read more]

New funding strategy may expedite HES, HMS projects

January 9, 2019

By BEN SIMASEK — As Hyattsville’s population continues to grow and its schools age, local officials and advocates are coordinating closely with Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) to ensure that the area’s education facilities meet the needs of young students. By the 2021 school [read more]

County Board of Ed votes to restore spring break

March 30, 2018

From a PGCPS press release: The Prince George’s County Board of Education unanimously approved a motion to fully restore spring break and close schools next week, April 2-6. Students will return to school on Monday, April 9. State legislation put forward by Sen. Nancy J. King would allow school [read more]
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