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Board of Education to Hold Regular Meeting, March 28, 2018

The Howard County Board of Education meeting, previously scheduled for Thursday, March 22, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 28, at 4 p.m. in the Boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City. There will be no evening session.

Howard County Regional History Day Winners Move on to State Level Competition

The Howard County Public School System recently hosted its 14th annual History Day Competition at Reservoir High School. After months of researching, 282 students in Grades 6–12 presented on topics that relate to this year’s National History Day theme of “Conflict & Compromise in History.”

Staff Focus: Diane Caporaletti, Manager, Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School

Diane Caporaletti is the longtime manager of the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School, where she combines her facility management experience with her love of education. An alumna of Wilde Lake, Caporaletti excels as a jack of all trades, doing whatever needs to be done to help the shows shine bright.

A Message from Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano

View the original message ↓ Dear Community, I want to follow up on the message I sent to you Saturday night and provide some additional information about our efforts since then. As soon as I learned of the arrest of Steven Katz, I took immediate steps to notify the community and begin the communication process […]

Interim Superintendent to Hold Town Hall Meeting, March 27, 2018

All community members are invited to join Howard County Public School System Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano for a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, March 27, from 7–8:30 pm at Mt. Hebron High School, 9440 Old Frederick Road (Route 99), Ellicott City.

Staff Focus: Kimberlyn Pratesi, Principal, Hammond Elementary School

Hammond Elementary School Principal Kimberlyn Pratesi’s passion for education has never wavered, from her childhood days playing school in her basement to winning this year’s HCPSS 2018 Principal of the Year award.

Statement from the Interim Superintendent on Planned Student Walkouts

In response to recent tragedies in our nation’s schools, many students are planning to participate in national walkouts or other awareness events. This Wednesday, a national effort is underway for students to walk out of classes at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes to remember the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and discuss gun violence.

HCPSS Board of Education Selects Mission Road Site for High School #13

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Board of Education voted to move forward with the Mission Road site for new high school #13. The Board directed staff to complete the acquisition of Mission Road for the purposes of constructing the new high school, which is slated to open in 2023.

Interim Superintendent Provides Testimony to the Maryland House of Delegates on Issues of School Safety

Today, Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Interim Superintendent, Michael J. Martirano, provided testimony to the Maryland House of Delegates regarding House Bill 760 – Handguns – School Employees – Handgun Permits and Carrying Weapons on School Property.

Board of Education Adopts FY2019 Operating and Capital Budget, and FY 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Program Requests

The Howard County Board of Education last night adopted its Operating Budget Request for the 2018–2019 school year (FY 2019) totaling $906.8 million. The amount requested represents $87.7 million, or 10.7 percent, over the amount funded for the FY 2018 school year as well an additional $50.5 million request for one-time funds over the next several years.