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:

Alphabetical Index to Policies(PDF)

Numerical Index to Policies (PDF)

Summary of changes to policies and procedures new webpage

Revised But Not Yet Implemented

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 February 12, 2015. These policies will become effective July 1, 2015.

Under Consideration

  • Policy 7010 new webpage – Confidentiality of Personnel Records and Files
  • Policy 8120 new webpage – Testing: State and Local Responsibilities and Protocols
  • Policy 8200 new webpage – Digital Education
  • Policy 9050 new webpage – Student Records and Confidentiality

Public Input

During the development or revision period, comments and suggestions for changes to the policies under review can be submitted via email to policy@hcpss.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 boe@hcpss.org 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 policy@hcpss.org.