Education

School Board Chair Lateef and Vice Chair Williams address the board
Supervisors Allocate An Additional $20M in CARES Act Funds to Prince William County Public Schools

At its September 8 meeting, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors unanimously allocated $20M in CARES Act funds to Prince William County Public Schools, to help offset budget and operational impacts of COVID-19. Earlier this summer, the Board transferred $5M to the school division. These funds will be used for critical needs such as […]

VACo 2020 Achievement Award Winner
Prince William County Receives Virginia Association of Counties Award for Human Rights Student Leadership Council

Prince William County is pleased to announce that the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) has recognized it with a Best Achievement Award for the Human Rights Student Leadership Council. The Prince William Human Rights Commission launched the Council, designed for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, in 2016. Its purpose is to engage students in […]

Prince William County schools getting $5 million for COVID-19 costs | Prince William | insidenova.com

Emily Sides, esides@insidenova.com Jul 21, 2020  The Prince William Board of County Supervisors has re-allocated $5 million in federal COVID-19 assistance so they can support Prince William County Public Schools.  The Board voted 8-0 Tuesday to spend the money, part of the county’s CARES Act funding. “It’s all uncharted territory and they will have extra […]

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Boddye On School Funding: We Are In This Together

Last night, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to allocate $5M of its CARES Act funding to Prince William County Public Schools, to offset costs associated with safely delivering education in the midst of COVID-19.  For the first quarter, which starts September 8, schools will operate virtually for most students, with a […]

Education & Celebration on Juneteenth

Juneteenth marks the day when the enslaved people of Texas learned that they had been freed: June 19, 1865; two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This year, for the first time, Prince William County Government, Virginia will mark this important day as an official holiday. Most offices, including libraries, will close. […]

PWCS Plans for 2020/21 School Year

Courtesy of Prince William County Schools On June 9, Governor Ralph Northam shared the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Recover, Redesign, Restart 2020 plan for returning students and staff to school. A few key highlights from their plan include: Learning and instruction must be provided for every student. In-person instruction can be offered for all students; however, […]

Governor Northam Announces Expansion of Payment Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Governor Ralph Northam announced on April 29, 2020 that Virginia has secured relief options for more than 200,000 Virginians with privately held student loans. The payment relief is the result of a new initiative by Virginia and several other states to work with the major private student loan servicers to expand on protections for federal […]