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

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.

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.


For more information, contact policy@hcpss.org.