OVERVIEW: Provides support services for Prince George's County public school students. Also provides alternative education at select locations, and family support services including Adult Basic Education, ESL and GED instruction via the Judy Hoyer Family Learning Center (see separate listing).
1) ACADEMIC PROGRAMS: Provides leadership and a comprehensive support system for improving curriculum and instruction to achieve excellence and to comply with national, state and local standards. Call Dr. Judith J. White, Director of Academic Programs at 301-808-5956.
2) STUDENT SERVICES: Provides guidance counseling, psychological, health and student personnel services for students with personal/career concerns or significant problems with attendance, achievement and/or behavior. Call Gwendolyn J. Mason, Associate Superintendent of Student Services, at 301-952-6384.
3) SPECIAL EDUCATION: Provides appropriate education for children from birth to age 21 in need of special services because of cognitive, emotional or physical disabilities. Students receive special services for part or all of a school day in general education, early childhood centers, resource rooms, separate classes, or regional centers. Call Trinell M. Bowman, Deputy Superintendent of Special Education, at 301-618-8300.
4) HOMELESS EDUCATION: Parents who are homeless should contact their Homeless Education Liaison to assist their child in attaining proper support and education. Call Natasha White-Jones, Homeless Education Supervisor, at 301-952-2482 or email Homeless.Education@pgcps.org.
5) FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES: Offers free or reduced fee breakfast and lunch programs to students who qualify. The income guidelines are set by the federal government and have been adopted across the state. Call 301-952-6580.
Free or reduced-price meals are available to students based on household size and income (see chart below). If income falls below the amount listed below for household size, then students living within the household may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Students are automatically eligible for free meals if the family receives assistance under the Food Supplement Program or Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) benefits.
Reduced-Price Meals Income Eligibility Guidelines (2017-2018)
Household Size Yearly Monthly Weekly
1 22,311 1,860 430
2 30,044 2,504 578
3 37,777 3,149 727
4 45,510 3,793 876
5 53,243 4,437 1,024
6 60,976 5,082 1,173
7 68,709 5,726 1,322
8 76,442 6,371 1,471
For each additional family member, add:
7,733 645 149
To apply, families must complete a new Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals at the beginning of each school year. Students and their families do not have to be U.S. citizens to receive meal benefits. All students in the family should be listed on one application.
Applications are sent home with students the first week of school. Applications are available at all PGCPS schools, and can be submitted at any time. Completed applications can be turned in to any PGCPS school or the Department of Food and Nutrition Services in person or by U.S. mail.
Prince George’s County Public Schools
Food and Nutrition Services Application Center
13300 Old Marlboro Pike
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Applications can take up to 10 days to process. Families will be notified if they are approved or do not qualify for meal benefits. Call 301-952-6517 to check the status of an application.
COVID-19 Information: Please visit website at https://www.pgcps.org/reopen/ for detailed information about how this school system is reopening.
Food and Nutrition Services will have meals only for PGCPS students. All schools except Fort Foote, Glassmanor Elementary, Tayac Elementary, and Robert Goddard Montessori will be meal sites. Meal sites will provide breakfast and lunch. Eligible schools will serve dinner as well. Meals will be pre-packaged and distributed on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10AM -1PM. Meals can be picked up from the closest school. If the student is getting meals from a school that is different from the one they usually attend, they must provide their name, PIN, and the name of the school they attend. Parents picking up meals must have their student's PIN, ID, or most recent report card.
Students in specialty programs may choose a school from which to get meals, and pick them up on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Starting 9/2, meal pickup and delivery will be free for all students until 12/31. Meals will be delivered to communities by bus on Mondays and Wednesdays during this period.
On 9/2, students will get meals that last until 9/8.
For information about which schools are distributing meals, go to https://www.pgcps.org/reopen/distance-learning/#Meals
Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: 301-952-6008
14201 School Lane