Board of Education Adopts FY2019 Operating and Capital Budget, and FY 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Program Requests
The Howard County Board of Education last night adopted its Operating Budget Request for the 2018–2019 school year (FY 2019) totaling $906.8 million. The amount requested represents $87.7 million, or 10.7 percent, over the amount funded for the FY 2018 school year as well an additional $50.5 million request for one-time funds over the next several years.
The next Coffee & Conversation session with members of the Howard County Board of Education will be held on Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. The session will be held at Jeffers Hill Elementary School, 6001 Tamar Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21045.
The Howard County Board of Education Audit Committee will meet at 1 p.m., on Thursday, March 15. The meeting will take place in Boardroom A at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.
Patapsco Middle School Principal Cynthia Dillon has been named the 2018 Maryland Middle School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP).
The Board of Education’s Legislative Committee will meet at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 12. The meeting will take place in Boardroom A at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City, Maryland.
The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) promotes student wellness and healthy eating during National School Breakfast Week from March 5–9.
HCPSS, Parent & Community Groups to Discuss Equitable and Effective Discipline Practices, March 17, 2018
Community forums March 14 and 17 are a collaborative effort to review suspensions, disciplinary actions, and expulsions from the lens of equity, inclusion and diversity.
West Friendship Elementary School third grade students got to experience the migration of monarch butterflies to Mexico as part of a program made possible through a partnership of the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS), the Howard County Conservancy and Howard County Master Gardeners.
The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) launched a Formal Concern Form & Process web page to help guide parents, guardians, custodial parents, and students as they seek to resolve school concerns.
The school system is pursuing a three-pronged approach to create safer schools, including enhanced physical school security, stronger policies and training around active shooter response; increased mental health support for students; and greater collaboration between the school system and community.