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Presentation of 2017 Feasibility Study Begins the Redistricting Planning Process

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Acting Superintendent Michael J. Martirano presented the 2017 Feasibility Study to the Howard County Board of Education during its June 22, 2017 meeting. The Board presentation marks the beginning of a months-long process to plan attendance area adjustments for implementation in the 2018–2019 school year.

Acting Superintendent Announces Central Office Reorganization

Howard County Public School System Acting Superintendent Michael J. Martirano announced plans for a reorganized Central Office, structured to drive his vision for a robust instructional program that ensures equity and enables all students to reach their greatest potential. The new model is aligned to several core principles that include school responsiveness, continuous improvement, employee and community engagement, and transparency in every aspect of school system operations.

Howard County Parent Honored with 2017 HCPSS Parent Involvement Matters Award

Forest Ridge Elementary School parent Jennifer Renkevens has been named the winner of the 2017 Howard County Public School System Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA). Renkevens and two finalists will be recognized at the Howard County Board of Education meeting on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Board of Education to Meet in Closed Session, June 21

The Howard County Board of Education will meet in Closed Session at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in the Board Planning Room at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Howard County Public School System Reorganization

Howard County Public School System Acting Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano has begun to take the mission critical steps to examine the roles and functions of positions within the organization, and has designed a reorganization that does not adversely impact the school system budget or its commitment to fiscal responsibility.

HCPSS Recognizes Outstanding Students and Educators

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) applauds the following students and educators, who were recently recognized for noteworthy achievements.

New Partnership Promotes Early Childhood Programs and School Readiness

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is partnering with the Howard County Office of Children and Families, and Howard County licensed child care centers to familiarize students with the school environment and develop a readiness for school.

Board of Education to Meet in Closed Session, June 15

The Howard County Board of Education will meet in Closed Session at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in the Board Planning Room at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Weekend Warrior Snack Packs, June 30-Sept. 1

The Howard County Office of the Local Children’s Board, in partnership with The Roving Radish and the Howard County Public School System, will provide weekend snack packs for students throughout the summer.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Partnership Promotes Leadership Skills and Community Service

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is renewing its longstanding partnership with the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter to promote academic success, leadership, personal responsibility, and community service among high school males of African-American and African heritage.