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Board Adopts FY2018 Operating and Capital Budgets

The Howard County Board of Education today adopted its Operating Budget for the 2017–2018 school year (FY2018). The budget totals $819.1 million, or approximately $2.9 million above Maintenance of Effort, which is the minimum level of funding required by state law.

Information on Measles in Surrounding Areas

Please be advised that the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is investigating potential measles exposures in Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia. There have been no reported exposures within Howard County.

5th Annual Howard County STEM Festival, June 4

Presenters include FIRST Robotics, Space Telescope Institute, HCPSS ARL, IEEE, HCC, American Institute of Architecture, Robinson Nature Center, Maryland Science Center, Urban Video Game Academy, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Peabody Institute, Future City, and Under Armour.

Michael Martirano, Interim Superintendent

Dr. Michael Martirano returned to the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) in May as acting superintendent, and was recently named interim superintendent. A former HCPSS parent and director of school administration, Martirano looks forward to “getting back to the root of what I do–working with kids–at a place I love.”

HCPSS Celebrates Choose Civility Poster and Video Contest Winners

Each year, Choose Civility recognizes original art created by students that represents a specific civility theme. This year, Howard County students were invited to design a poster or short video illustrating the theme, “Kindness Builds Community.”

HCPSS Fills the Child Nutrition Gap with Summer Food Service

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is pleased to announce the locations of its summer food service program to meet the growing need to feed hungry children and families, and fill the nutritional gap over the summer months in Howard County.

HCPSS Seeks Citizen Members for Academic Calendar Planning Committee, Deadline June 2

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) invites citizens to take an active role in developing the 2018–2019 Academic Calendar as part of the Academic Calendar Planning Committee.

Howard County Board of Education Names Interim Superintendent

The Howard County Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Michael J. Martirano, Ed.D. as interim superintendent of the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) tonight during its regular monthly meeting.

Howard County Students Advance to National History Day Competition

Twenty Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) students advanced to the National History Day Competition after winning first or second place at the recent statewide Maryland History Day Competition.

Students Get a College Head Start Before Graduating High School

The first cohort of students in the Early College Program, a unique partnership program between Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) and Howard Community College (HCC), will graduate high school in the coming weeks with up to 40 college credits. The students are part of the HCPSS Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL) Early College Program in cybersecurity. The program celebrated the students and their accomplishments today, prior to students participating in their high school commencement ceremonies over the next few weeks.