Opposition mounts to high school for English-language learners.


Some parents in Prince George’s County are upset about a plan to make Largo High School one of the locations for the school district’s new international high schools, telling school board members that the community has asked for additional programming for the students who already attend the school.

The president of the Largo High School PTA and a state delegate asked the board and Prince George’s County Schools Chief Kevin M. Maxwell to reconsider their decision to place one of the schools, which are designed specifically to help recent immigrants and second-generation students adapt and succeed in school, at Largo.

“The PTA and the community deserves to keep us as one whole school with one principal,” said Aisha Braveboy (D-Prince George’s), an alumni of the school. “It is not compatible with the needs and desires of the community. We must represent the needs of the community that we are serving.”

Valerie White, the president of the PTA, said she was concerned because the community did not have input in the decision. She asked for transparency as the process moves forward.

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