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Dr. Michael J. Martirano’s Public Schedule for the Week of May 29-June 4, 2017

Events include three high school graduations and a partnership signing ceremony with Special Olympics Howard County at the Cedar Lane School Challenge Day.

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.

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.

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 Seeks Citizen Members for Policy Development/Revision Committees – Policy 8010 and 9080

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) invites citizens to take an active role in developing and revising school system policies as members of policy development/revision committees.

Board of Education to Meet in Closed Session, May 31

The Howard County Board of Education will meet in Closed Session at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in the Board Planning Room at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

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.