Statement of the Howard County Board of Education on the Events in Charlottesville, Virginia
The Howard County Board of Education voted at its regularly scheduled meeting on August 17, 2017, to move forward with the process to select a permanent superintendent for the Howard County Public School System.
HCPSS recently updated implementation procedures for Policy 1010: Discrimination and Policy 1060: Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, or Intimidation. The latest versions are now online. Policy 1010 is currently under review. The Board is scheduled to take action on the revised policy on February 8, 2018.
A solar eclipse will move through our region on Monday, August 21, 2017, between 1:15-4:00 p.m., with primary coverage occurring at approximately 2:45 p.m. After consulting with the HCPSS Risk Management Office, HCPSS will not restrict outdoor activities on that day. However, parents and staff are advised to review NASA’s guidelines about safe viewing practices, and share the information with students. Coaches will adjust practice schedules as appropriate.
Interim Superintendent, Dr Michael Maritrano provides an update on our efforts since the deeply troubling unrest that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.
Here’s what you need to know for the 2017-2018 school year.
HCPSS is excited to have launched a new online school & bus locator that features an efficient, mobile friendly and informative format.
To consider additional public feedback on school redistricting plans, an Attendance Area Committee meeting is scheduled for August 22 and the AAC public survey is extended to August 20.
HCPSS utilizes Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. Parents/guardians must verify and/or update information for each child, and can do so by logging in to HCPSS Connect.
HCPSS has extended its summer food service program at the Stevens Forest Elementary School location, Monday through Friday, from 12:30–2 p.m., through Friday, August 18.