LARGO, Md. (ABC7) — The NAACP in Prince George’s County is demanding County Executive Rushern Baker, III, remove Kevin Maxwell, CEO and Superintendent of the county school system, immediately, a press release states.
In the statement, the NAACP says Maxwell has “failed to protect the health, safety and civil rights of the students” within the school system.
“Every child in the Prince George’s County school system deserves to attend school in a safe, secure and protected environment. Those who are entrusted with the children’s care and well-being are hired to teach, transport and deliver our county’s most vulnerable citizens to their homes safely every day. The Prince George’s County school system has failed to properly vet and oversee the staff and teachers it has entrusted with the care of our children.
The abuse that has occurred at the hands of those hired to teach and transport our children is an intolerable situation. The children of Prince George’s County can no longer “wait” for things to “turn around”.
The children of Prince George’s County cannot tolerate another incident of abuse. The children of Prince George’s County deserve responsible, accountable and trustworthy leadership. There is no longer time for excuses, plans or studies. The change must happen now. CEO Maxwell must be removed immediately. We recommend independent oversight by the Maryland State Department of Education .”
A press conference will be held by the NAACP on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Largo.