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Board of Education Cluster Assignments Meeting Minutes Meeting Participation
Policies & Procedures Friends of Education Resolving Concerns Reporting Fraud & Abuse

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 procedures and administrative regulations to support policy decisions.

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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.

Effective: July 1, 2014

The Howard County Board of Education adopted the new policy on December 17, 2013, to ensure that the HCPSS is an environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable organization. Therefore, the Board supports sustainable practices that create a healthy environment, engage our staff and students in developing environmental literacy, and strengthen HCPSS operations.

  • Policy 8030 - Graduation Requirements (view Policy 8030 pdf doc icon)
Effective: July 1, 2014

The Howard County Board of Education adopted this modified policy on March 13, 2014. Modifications were made to the policy in order to comply with state mathematics requirements for graduation from high school.

  • Policy 8100 - Field Trips, Domestic (formerly Field Trips and Student Activity Trips) (view Policy 8100 pdf doc icon)
Effective: July 1, 2014

The Howard County Board of Education adopted this revised policy on March 13, 2014. This policy was revised to provide guidelines for planning, approving, and conducting student field trips that are off school grounds and within the United States.

  • Policy 8110 - Student International Educational Travel (formerly Foreign Travel) (view Policy 8110 pdf doc icon)
Effective: July 1, 2014

The Howard County Board of Education adopted this revised policy on March 13, 2014. This policy was updated to establish criteria for the planning, the approval, and the actual student participation in international educational travel.

  • Policy 9020 - Students' Rights and Responsibilities (view Policy 9020 pdf doc icon)
Effective: July 1, 2014

The Howard County Board of Education revised this policy on February 20, 2014. This policy provides a summary and overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of students enrolled in the HCPSS when on school property, when at a school-related activity, and when subject to the authority of the HCPSS.

  • Policy 9090 - Wellness Through Nutrition and Physical Activity (view Policy 9090 pdf doc icon)
Effective: July 1, 2014

The Howard County Board of Education adopted this revised policy on April 10, 2014. The revisions to this policy provide direction to HCPSS staff regarding staff and student wellness through nutrition education, physical education, physical activity, and the selection of nourishing foods and beverages. The revisions also assure compliance with requirements of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Under Consideration

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.

Contact

For more information, contact policy@hcpss.org.

 


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