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3 Employees Fired, 3 Recommended for Firing After Prince George’s County’s Head Start Program Loses $6.5M Grant

September 2, 2016
Tracee Wilkins
NBC Washington

Three Prince George’s County Schools employees have been have been fired due to their involvement in incidents that led to the county’s Head Start program losing a $6.5 million federal grant, school officials say. Three other employees have been recommended for firing. These workers will go through due process, said sources close to the investigation.

Prince George’s County School CEO Kevin Maxwell said they “will no longer be in front of any child in the Prince George’s County Schools.”

“We will not tolerate this type of behavior. Our schools will cultivate teaching and learning environments that prioritize students’ well-being — and we will act swiftly to remove individuals who do not uphold these ideals,” Maxwell said.

The county’s Head Start program was apparently under a federal investigation for months after a review by the Administration for Children and Families allegedly revealed poor instructor training and alleged abuse of students.