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Jack and Jill Partnership Promotes Philanthropy and Volunteer Services

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is partnering with the Columbia, Maryland Chapter of Jack and Jill of America to nurture future African-American leaders by promoting volunteer service and philanthropic giving.

Howard County Board of Education Takes Action on School Start and Dismissal Times

The Howard County Board of Education approved changes to school start and dismissal times during its regularly scheduled meeting on February 23. Beginning with the start of the 2018–2019 school year, no Howard County public school will begin before 8 a.m. or later than 9:25 a.m. Howard County Public School System staff will prepare a detailed plan for implementing the new schedules, including specific start and end times for elementary, middle and high schools, transportation costs and other factors for Board consideration.

Board Approved 2017-18 Academic Calendar

The 2017-2018 school year will begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, for students and on Thursday, August 24, 2017, for teachers.

Board of Education Approves FY2018 Operating and Capital Budget, and FY2019-2023 Capital Improvement Program Requests

The Howard County Board of Education last night approved an Operating Budget Request for the 2017–2018 school year (Fiscal Year 2018) totaling $872.4 million. The amount requested represents a net increase of $3.5 million over the Superintendent’s budget request and $64.0 million over the amount funded for the FY 2017 school year.

National Association of School Business Officials Honors Howard County Public School System with Meritorious Budget Award

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has received the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) in recognition for excellence in the preparation and issuance of its budget for the fiscal year 2016–2017.

Board of Education to Hold Regular Meeting, March 9

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, in the Boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Board of Education Legislative Committee, Feb. 28 Meeting Postponed

The Board of Education’s Legislative Committee meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2017, has been postponed to Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 9 a.m.

HCPSS Staff and Students Recognized by Superintendent

Superintendent Renee A. Foose recently recognized the following student, staff and school achievements in the month of February.

Board of Education to Meet with PTA Presidents and Community Advisory Council, March 2

The Board of Education will meet with PTA presidents and the Community Advisory Council (CAC) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017, in the Boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

OECD Representative to Meet with Howard County Public School Leaders

Tue Halgreen, an analyst with the international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will visit the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) on Tuesday, February 21, to share experiences and insights with school system leaders regarding use of the OECD Test for Schools.