Media Advisory: MCPS High School First to Be Named Safe Schools Maryland Gold School

February 15, 2022

Paint Branch High School is the first high school in the state to be recognized as a Safe Schools Maryland Gold School. The school completed the requirements to be named a Maryland Gold School in the spring of 2021.

WHAT: The Paint Branch school community will be recognized for its Gold School status accomplishments with a formal ceremony. State officials will present the school with a celebratory banner.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Paint Branch High School, 14121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville

WHO: Among those expected to speak at the event are:

  • Ms. Karla Silvestre, Vice President, Board of Education
  • Dr. Afie A. Mirshah-Nayar, Principal, Paint Branch High School
  • Kate Hession, Executive Director of the Maryland Center for School Safety

Media Contact: Christopher Cram, or 240-740-2837

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