Policies and Procedures
The Board of Education sets local education policy consistent with state and federal laws governing public education. At the direction of the Board, the Superintendent and the school system administrative staff develop policies and administrative procedures to support policy decisions:
- 1000 Series: Foundations And Basic Commitments
- 2000 Series: School Board Governance and Operations
- 3000 Series: General School Administration
- 4000 Series: Fiscal Management
- 5000 Series: Support Services
- 6000 Series: Facilities Planning And Development
- 7000 Series: Human Resources
- 8000 Series: Instruction
- 9000 Series: Students
- 10000 Series: School and Community Involvement
Policy 3050 – Records Management
The Howard County Board of Education adopted the new policy and its implementation procedures on October 4, 2011. This policy establishes procedures for the management of HCPSS records and states HCPSS is responsible for maintaining records retention and disposition schedules for various types of documents. Implementation of this policy will be forthcoming.
The Howard County Board of Education adopted the following modified or revised policies on May 7, 2015. These policies will become effective July 1, 2015.
- Policy 4100 – Investment
- Policy 8120 – Testing: State and Local Responsibilities and Protocols
The Howard County Board of Education adopted the following modified or revised policies on February 12, 2015. These policies will become effective July 1, 2015.
- Policy 3030 – Research Involving Employees and Students
- Policy 5100 – Health Services
- Policy 7020 – Nepotism
- Policy 8030 – Graduation Requirements
- Policy 7010 – Confidentiality of Personnel Records and Files
- Policy 8200 – Digital Education
- Policy 9050 – Student Records and Confidentiality
During the development or revision period, comments and suggestions for changes to the policies under review can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be shared with the applicable committee chairs prior to the presentation of the proposed policy report to the Board of Education.
After presentation of the proposed policy to the Board of Education, the public are invited to submit written testimony at least 48 hours prior to the meeting at which the Board is scheduled to take action by email to email@example.com or by letter to the Board of Education Office. The public may also testify in person at the public hearing. Equal consideration is given to written and oral testimony.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.