Goldson kept as PGCPS CEO

Monica Goldson will likely continue to lead Prince George’s County Public Schools. Goldson had served as PGCPS’ interim CEO for the past 11 months since former CEO Kevin Maxwell, selected by former County Executive Rushern Baker, resigned in the wake of financial and grade-fixing scandals. Goldson has worked at PGCPS for 28 years, rising through the ranks from teacher to Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning to Chief Operating Officer to interim CEO to her new appointment. Goldson is also a native Prince Georgian and an alumni of PGCPS, which County Executive Angela Alsobrooks noted in a speech announcing the nomination. “She sat in the seats of our schools as a student, she then became a teacher, she’s also been COO and also a parent.

College Park Council nixes tax break for Metro Apartments; Gives conditional support for plans

College Park City Council voted to conditionally support plans for a proposed 450-unit apartment building near the city’s Metro Station. But citing disagreement with developers over proposed development concessions, Council also declined to consider an economic development tax credit application builder Gilbane Development Corp. sought from city officials. 

The matter now heads before the Prince George’s County Planning Board at its June 13 meeting. College Park City Council’s support of the development is contingent upon several conditions that Gilbane officials object to. They include a commitment to maintain street furniture and other improvements built as part of the project along River Road, and funding commitments for public art and bicycle and pedestrian enhancements.