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Prince George’s County Public Schools’ chief executive officer kicked off the new academic year on Tuesday by going to five schools to highlight the county’s $53 million plan to expand support and services for students and campuses.

“We are helping students before they walk through our schoolhouse doors by expanding social and emotional supports,” schools CEO Monica Goldson said in a press release. “The Blueprint for PGCPS is an investment in high-quality education across Prince George’s County Public Schools.”

The $53 million Blueprint for PGCPS will utilize funds to raise teacher compensation and expand prekindergarten and “wraparound” school services, such as additional social workers and counselors, extended learning time and student supports.

Schools reopened Tuesday in Prince George’s, Montgomery and Arlington counties, welcoming parents and students after Labor Day weekend for the first day of the school year.

Click here to read the rest of the article written by Sophie Kaplan over at the Washington Times

Click here to read the official press release from PGCPS on the Blueprint Initiative