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Kent County Public Schools is offering free summer meals for all children 18 years of age and younger. As part of the schools' efforts to ensure that children have access to healthy food during the summer months, breakfasts and lunches will be available at no charge for children. No application is required. Children do not have to be enrolled in Kent County Public Schools. Menus and more information is available at
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The Kent County Board of Education has five elected members, each serving four-year terms, and a student member from Kent County High School selected to serve for a one-year term. The Board of Education regularly meets on the second Monday of the month at the Kent County Public Schools Central Office, 5608 Boundary Ave., Rock Hall.

Meeting Information

The next regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Board of Education of Kent County will be held on Monday, July 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Open session will be immediately followed by the Board Members going into closed session. The open session will resume at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be located at the Administrative Building in the Board Room, 5608 Boundary Ave., Rock Hall.

Our Board

The core values of the Kent County Board of Education:
Students first
Fiscal Responsibility

Meet the Board photo of board members and link to biography page.

Ethics Panel and Policy

The Ethics Panel is charged with receiving and maintaining documents such as financial disclosure forms, providing advisory opinions and reviewing alleged ethics violations.
Three members comprise the Ethics Panel in accordance with Kent County Board of Education policy.
Members must be residents of Kent County. Membership restrictions include current Board of Education members and school officials, employees and their spouses.
Appointments to the Ethics Panel are confirmed by the Board of Education.
Ethics Panel members are appointed to three-year terms. Members are eligible for reappointment.

Superintendent Search

The search begins for our next superintendent — with KCPS logo

On Jan. 8, 2024, the Kent County Board of Education agreed to move forward with a search for a new superintendent of schools for Kent County Public Schools, with the successful candidate to begin no later than July 1, 2024. Click here or on the image to learn more about our search process.


Board News

The Kent County Board of Education named Dr. Mary Boswell-McComas the next superintendent of schools Monday, June 10. From left are board members Frank Rhodes, Francoise Sullivan, Alden Swanson, Aretha Dorsey, Dr. McComas, retiring superintendent Dr. Kare

Dr. McComas named next superintendent

Dr. Mary Boswell-McComas is bringing her decades of experience in education to Kent County Public Schools as the next superintendent.
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Outgoing student member of the Kent County Board of Education Madison Messick, left, welcomes the incoming student board member Alden Swanson Monday, June 10.

Student board member passes the torch

Now that Madison Messick has graduated from Kent County High School, she also has officially passed the torch as the student member of the Board of Education here.
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From left are board member Frank Rhodes, Dr. Couch, student board member Madison Messick, Vice President Francoise Sullivan, board member Aretha Dorsey, President Joseph Goetz and board member Trish McGee.

Board honors Dr. Couch

Superintendent Dr. Karen Couch has attended what is expected to be her final Kent County Board of Education meeting.
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Citizen Advisory Committee New Members with photo of students in a hallway

CAC members announced for next term

On Monday, June 10, the Kent County Board of Education announced the names of the final two new members to the Citizen Advisory Committee.
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