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Weather Notice

Early Dismissal

All Howard County public schools will close three hours early today, March 20, 2018.

Buses may be delayed due to field trips.

All aftercare programs, sponsored by the Columbia Association and the Department of Recreation & Parks in Howard County public schools, are canceled. Afternoon PreK is canceled. All school-sponsored and community-sponsored events, including high school athletic practices and games scheduled for this evening, are canceled.

More information about emergency / weather closings, including weather re-evaluations, can be found on our Emergency / Weather Closings page.


Dr. Martirano standing at podium.

Interim Superintendent Provides Testimony on Issues of School Safety

Dr. Martirano opposed arming school employees and called for the State Assembly to support enhancement of physical safety of our school facilities and provide more resources for student supports.

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Aerial view of Mission Road construction site.

Board Selects Mission Road for HS #13

The Board of Education voted to move forward with the Mission Road site for new high school #13, directing staff to complete the acquisition of the property for the purposes of constructing the new high school, slated to open in 2023.

Learn about the new HS #13 site →

Dr. Martirano and Cynthia Dillon standing in gymnasium with students holding banner that reads congratulations.

Patapsco Principal named MD MS Principal of the Year!

Patapsco MS Principal Cynthia Dillon was named the 2018 Maryland Middle School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals.

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