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Public Invited to Provide Input on New School System Positions

The Howard County Public School System is seeking public input as it moves forward with the hiring process for the new Industrial Hygienist and Special Education Parent Liaison positions. These positions were created to strengthen the school system’s commitment to equity, transparency and community responsiveness.

HCPSS and Prepare for Success Host School Supply Drive, Through Aug. 18

HCPSS has partnered with Prepare for Success to provide school supplies to HCPSS students in need.

Interim Superintendent Announces New Leadership Appointments

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano has announced new additions to his leadership team. The appointments were presented to the Howard County Board of Education during its July 18 meeting, and go into effect on August 3, 2017.

Supporting Howard County Youth with Achieve 24/7

HCPSS Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano joined Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman on July 7 for the launch of Achieve 24/7, a county initiative aimed at increasing opportunities and breaking down barriers to success for all youth in Howard County. Click the photo below for our full Flickr album of pictures. The first program under Achieve 24/7 […]

HCPSS Schools Recognized for Character Development

Pointers Run and St. John’s Lane elementary schools, and Thomas Viaduct Middle School have received Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University School of the Year awards.

HCPSS Interim Superintendent to Announce New MPIA Online Tracking System at July 14 Event

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano will hold a press conference to present the new HCPSS Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) Online Tracking System.

New Board of Education Members Sworn in July 7

The Howard County Board of Education swore in two new members at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, at a ceremony in the Boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

HCPSS Enhances Transparency with Launch of Online MPIA Tracking System

HCPSS announced the launch of a new online system for Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) requests.

Presentation of 2017 Feasibility Study Begins the Redistricting Planning Process

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Acting Superintendent Michael J. Martirano presented the 2017 Feasibility Study to the Howard County Board of Education during its June 22, 2017 meeting. The Board presentation marks the beginning of a months-long process to plan attendance area adjustments for implementation in the 2018–2019 school year.

Acting Superintendent Announces Central Office Reorganization

Howard County Public School System Acting Superintendent Michael J. Martirano announced plans for a reorganized Central Office, structured to drive his vision for a robust instructional program that ensures equity and enables all students to reach their greatest potential. The new model is aligned to several core principles that include school responsiveness, continuous improvement, employee and community engagement, and transparency in every aspect of school system operations.