Superintendent's Update

January 27, 2023

To the CCPS Community:

Earlier this week we shared a video that addresses the work and the continued discussion on the review of books used in the classroom and available in the media centers. In case you have not yet viewed it, it is included below and I enourage you to take a few minutes to learn more about the work that has been done in this area.

As I mentioned in my last newsletter, this is the time of the year when we are preparing the budget for next school year. This Wednesday we held the public work session with the Board of Education (click here to view the presentation) and next month we will hold the public budget hearing (February 22). More details of this meeting and other important dates are included below under "Calendar Reminders" and will be publicized on our website and social media channels.


Jeffrey A. Lawson, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent's Message 1 23 2023

Online Meal Payment Issue Resolved

The issue that affected school meal payments has been corrected and student accounts should now reflect the correct deposited amount. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Food and Nutrition Office at 410-996-6257.

Calendar Reminders

January 27- Early Dismissal

Middle and high schools @ 12:00

(Elkton Middle School which will dismiss at 12:10)

Elementary schools @ 1:30, No preschool

Cecil County SECAC Meeting

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

6:30pm- 8:00pm

Topic: Understanding Autism

Guest Speaker: Trish Kane, Deputy Director at Pathfinders for Autism

Bay View Elementary School - Media Center
910 North East Road, North East, MD 21901

Board of Education Monthly Business Meeting

February 8, 2023

5:30 PM

Board Room at 201 Booth Street, Elkton

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting Date Change

The next meeting of the CAC has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 PM at the Carver Center (201 Booth Street, Elkton). The topics to be discussed are the FY24 Budget and MAPS Testing. The meeting is open to the public.

FY24 Budget Hearing

February 22 @ 5PM

Board Room at 201 Booth Street, Elkton

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SEEKING INTERESTED EMPLOYERS: Apprenticeship Maryland Program

Maryland now has a newly approved apprenticeship program! Apprenticeship Maryland is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program of study for students, ages 16 and older. We are currently seeking employers to participate in this program.

Learn More!

The first step is to complete the Eligible Employer Application which can be found here:

Information on the apprenticeship program and requirements is included below.


J. Heather Handler

Program Coordinator for Career and Technical Education & STEM

410-996-5401 Ext: 54625

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Become a substitute teacher/paraprofessional!

Did you know that CCPS offers an incentive to substitute teachers & substitute paraprofessionals who pick up 15 full-day jobs in a calendar month? Learn more and apply to be a substitute teacher or paraprofessional today.

School Events

Student Art Sale

Featuring artwork by students from North East and Rising Sun High

February 3, 2023


Elkton Art Loop

135 E. Main Street, Elkton, MD

Sponsored by the Cecil County Arts Council

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NEHS Basket Bingo Night

March 10 @ 6PM

North East High School

Opportunities to win baskets donated by each department of NEHS including the Vera Bradley Basket or the Crab Basket, to name a few!

$5 per card or 3 for $10

If interested in providing donations, contact Patrick Bryant at

PBIS Event

Rising Sun Middle Tiger Trot

Rising Sun Middle School is hosting their 11th Annual Tiger Trot 5K Run/ Walk on Saturday, March 25, 2023. The proceeds from the race benefit the PAWsitive students at RSMS and the PBIS Program.


● Refreshments will be provided along with awards for overall male and female, and top three finishers in each age group.

● The course has been professionally measured, and the event is being timed and scored by Blue Cheetah Sports Timing, LLC.

● T-shirt, bib pickup, & day-of registration activities will occur from 7:30-8:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 in the Rising Sun Middle School front lobby area.

● This event will take place rain or shine. No refunds will be offered for any reason.