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Board of Education Legislative Committee to Meet, October 9

The Board of Education’s Legislative Committee will meet at 3 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017. The meeting will take place in Boardroom A at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Community Advisory Council Meeting, September 27

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Attendance Area Committee September 26 Meeting Canceled

The Attendance Area Committee meeting scheduled for September 26 has been canceled. The deadline for public input has been extended to September 28.

Board of Education to Hold Regular Meeting, October 3

The Howard County Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 3, at 4 p.m., with an evening session beginning at 7:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Jim Rouse Theater at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia.

Interim Superintendent Presents the State of the Schools

Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano presented the State of the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) at a meeting of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 14, 2017. He also made the presentation at the Board of Education meeting on September 11, 2017.

Howard County Students Experience Farm Life

Four students from Harper’s Choice Middle School in Columbia experienced farm life firsthand at Hensing’s Hilltop Acres Farm in Dayton on Tuesday, September 12. The visit is an annual highlight of the Farm-City Celebration, a series of fall events that promote understanding and appreciation between urban citizens and agriculture in Howard County.

HCPSS Seeks Additional Members for Elementary Curricular Advisory Committee

The Elementary Curricular Advisory Committee (ECAC) is seeking additional members. The Committee focuses on programs and initiatives at the elementary school level and serves to establish and maintain positive partnerships among families, the community and the Howard County Public School System.

Board of Education to Meet in Closed Session, September 19

The Howard County Board of Education will meet in Closed Session at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, in the Board Planning Room at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Coalition of Public School Superintendents Call on Governor Hogan and Legislators to Protect Students

The leaders of five large Maryland public school systems today called upon Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland legislature, and congressional representatives to continue protecting the rights of DACA beneficiaries in the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement of its intent to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

Interim Superintendent Presents Capital Budget Proposal

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano unveiled his proposed Capital Budget for fiscal year 2018–2019 (FY 2019), FY 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Program and FY 2019-2028 Long-Range Master Plan for the Howard County Public School System. The proposal was presented at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017