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.
Revised But Not Yet Implemented
The Board approved a new Policy 2070 Ethics on January 10, 2013, that sets ethical standards for Board members, employees and volunteers. Current Ethics Regulations along with the new policy were submitted and approved by the State Ethics Commission on October 25, 2012. The Board has adopted the revised regulations and policy with an effective date of January 10, 2013.
- Policy 3050 - Records Management
The Howard County Board of Education adopted a new policy and its implementation procedures on October 4, 2011. This policy establishes 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 determined upon the completion of the retention and disposition schedules.
As policies are developed or revised, the public is urged to provide input. Policies under review are available at the Board of Education Web Site (BoardDocs) along with their current status. The timeline for public hearings and adoption is included with each draft policy. Comments may be submitted via email by using the Comment link.
The public is invited to testify at the public hearings, or to write or phone Board members once the draft policy is published.
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