• Thursday, March 22 - Code Orange - Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) – Schools and offices will open with a two hour delay. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center,JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.
    We will re-evaluate at 6:30am.

    Jueves, 22 de marzo - Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal. El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt).. 
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno.
    Revaluaremos a las 6:30 de la mañana.
  • The Office of the Ombudsman

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    The Ombudsman serves as an independent party that seeks to resolve school and school-system issues or concerns from students, parents, and the public. We facilitate resolutions by connecting constituents to the appropriate school-system staff to determine resolutions to concerns. 

    Anyone can contact the PGCPS Office of the Ombudsman to discuss or seek assistance in resolving a school or school-system problem, concern, or complaint by phone, in writing, or by email. 

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    4 Steps to Resolve a Concern

    Step 1

    Report your concern to your child's school principal or to the specific office supervisor or director.

    Step 2

    If still unresolved, contact the area office (for schools) or specific division-level supervisor (for office). 

    Step 3

    If further guidance is needed, please view the 'Guide to Addressing Questions and Concerns'

    Step 4

    If after Steps 1, 2 and 3, you still do not have a resolution, submit your request online or call 301-808-8315.
  • Dr. Edward Newsome, Jr.


    Carlesa R. Finney
    Consuela Robinson
    Ombudsman Resolution Coordinators

    Annice Ellis

    Green Valley Administration Building
    2215 Chadwick Street
    Temple Hills, MD 20748-4232
    Phone: 301-808-8315 • Fax: 301-637-6976
    Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

    ombudsman@pgcps.org | Submit a concern online