Charles County Board of Education Public Hearing on Proposed "Fresh Start Academy"- May 14

May 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
@ 8:30 pm

Charles County: Stand up to give young learners the support they need!

Next Tuesday is your chance to help shape how the education journey for young children in Charles County Public Schools begins. Come out and help us advocate for supportive spaces so that all students can learn to their fullest and prepare for success. For the youngest learners who need extra support, ACLU joins community leaders in calling for parent engagement, training for teachers and staff, instructional aids and services, and increased behavior specialists in traditional schools.

Two years ago, ACLU of Maryland fought hard to get a law passed prohibiting the removal of pre-k through 2nd grade children except in the most extreme circumstances. Now, the local Board of Education is proposing skipping over these first critical steps and pushing for a separate facility so they can push young children out of school without technically suspending or expelling them, essentially ignoring common sense – and getting around the law.

Join the ACLU of Maryland and the Charles County NAACP on Tuesday, May 14, to demand that the Charles County Board of Education says NO to isolating kindergarten to 2nd grade students.

Let your elected officials on the Board of Education know that early learners belong on the path toward academic achievement – not be derailed from the start!

If you can make it, please send an email to Nicole McCann at, ACLU of Maryland's point person who will be at the hearing.

Call to Action - Fresh Start Academy Public Hearing