Issue 25: January 18, 2020
This week our business partner organization, BEPAC (Business & Partnership Advisory Council) hosted our second Superintendent's Brunch. I was floored by the turnout and really enjoyed sharing more about our school system data. The relationship between a school system and the business community is critical to the success of the overall community since, at the very base of it, schools are preparing the future workforce. In Cecil County, however, we also enjoy a thriving, incredibly supportive relationship with our business community who understand the importance of advocating for our schools and our students. I cannot say enough how much I appreciate all that they do.
On Monday, January 20, CCPS schools and offices will be closed in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Every year, I look forward to attending the celebration of the life of Dr. King hosted by Wright's AME Church. This event not only honors the life of a great American but is also an absolutely wonderful celebration of our community and the importance of coming together. That sense of community is one of the things that really sets our county apart and something of which I am so proud.
Dr. King once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'what are you doing for others?'". I believe that by having a mindset that focuses on serving others, our communities, and future generations, we can make a real difference. I encourage you to take time this weekend to consider our ability to positively impact our small corner of the world through even the smallest acts of service. It all makes a difference.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Lawson
Superintendent of Schools
High School: Elkton High & Cecil County School of Technology, Class of 2003
Job Title: Owner of the Blue Iris Spa & Salon, Senior Stylist
How did your experiences in CCPS prepare you for college and the workforce? As a graduate of the Cosmetology Program, my experiences at the Cecil County School of Technology helped me to launch my career as both a stylist and as a business owner. The school of tech was a great jump start for my career. I came from a very low-income family, so getting a free education and coming out of high school with a license was a great start at life. That helped me with my confidence that I then used to help others by volunteering at the school and helping young girls get the same encouragement that I received as a student there.
The Bohemia Manor Eagle Carving
Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Meeting Schedule
January 22, 2020
Board of Education Budget Hearing
February 5, 2020
Meetings will be held at the George Washington Carver Education Leadership Center (Central Office) located at 201 Booth Street, Elkton.
Classroom Grants Available!
CCPS teachers, counselors, and administrators: Apply today for a BEPAC Classroom Partnership Grant of up to $1,000 to support a need or initiative in your school or classroom! Deadline: January 31, 2020
Teacher of the Year Applications
Nominations are now being accepted for Cecil County’s 2020 Teacher of the Year award. This program recognizes those teachers who deliver high-quality daily instruction to their students and set high expectations for themselves, their students, and their schools.