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November 2012 News Releases

Nov. 30 - BOE to Hold Regular Meeting
Nov. 27 - Friends of Education Award
Nov. 26 - BOE to Hold Closed Meeting
Nov. 21 - Administration of Oath of Office to New Board Members and Regular Board Meeting
Nov. 19 - Atholton High School Army JROTC Academic Team and Howard High School Army JROTC Leadership Team Recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Defense
Nov. 15 - HCPSS Seeks Citizen to Participate on Policy Committee
Nov. 15 - BOE Audit Committee to Meet (RESCHEDULED)
Nov. 14 - HCPSS Elementary Curricular Advisory Committee (ECAC) Seeks Additional Parents of Elementary Students to Serve on Committee
Nov. 13 - BOE to Hold Closed Meeting
Nov. 12 - BOE to Hold Community Meeting with School Health Council
Nov. 12 - BOE to Hold Community Meeting with Conexiones
Nov. 8 - HCPSS announces participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
Nov. 8 - BOE Legislative Committee to Meet (CORRECTION)
Nov. 8 - BOE Legislative Committee to Meet
Nov. 5 - BOE Policy Committee to Meet
Nov. 5 - BOE Audit Committee to Meet
Nov. 2 - BOE to Meet with Student Leaders and Hold Regular Meeting
Nov. 2 - 2012-13 Operating Budget Review Committee Meeting Schedule
Nov. 1 - BOE to Hold Public Work Session IV on Attendance Area Adjustment Plan
Nov. 1 - BOE to Hold Public Work Session III on Attendance Area Adjustment Plan

 


November 30, 2012 (#2012-091)

BOE to Hold Regular Meeting

The Howard County BOE will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 18, 2012 in the Board Room at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Both the afternoon and the evening session, which convenes at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a "Public Forum," when members of the public may address the Board on any topic other than those for which a formal public hearing process exists. Advanced sign up is preferred.

To sign up to speak at Public Forum, contact the Board's office at 410-313-7194. Individuals who would like to request a sign language interpreter for any meeting of the BOE may contact Colleen Rice, Interpreter Scheduler, at 410-313-7046. A two week advanced notice is preferred.


November 27, 2012 (#2012-090)

Friends Of Education Award

Howard County is a community that values education and as a result, many Howard County community members, businesses and organizations donate their time and talents in support of public education. To recognize and show appreciation to those who have made exemplary contributions, the Howard County BOE has established the Friends of Education Award. The award was also established to increase awareness of the importance of community involvement to the school system's ability to achieve its mission.

The award recognizes individuals, businesses, or organizations for innovative or unique contribution that directly supports the school system's mission of excellence in teaching and learning, supports student achievement, and is significant in scope. Any member of the Howard County community or any group, organization, or business located in or serving Howard County may be nominated for the Friends of Education Award by any Howard County resident or members of a group, organization, association, or business located in or serving Howard County.

Completed nominations should be returned to the Administrative Secretary to the BOE at the Howard County Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, 21042, by February 1, 2013. Nominees and recipients will be notified by March 18, and awards will be presented by the Board of Education on April 11, 2013.

Nomination forms for the Friends of Education Award are available by contacting the Administrative Secretary to the BOE at 410-313-7346. Forms and information are available here.


November 26, 2012 (#2012-089)

BOE To Hold Closed Meeting

The Howard County BOE will hold a closed meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Planning Room at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


November 21, 2012 (#2012-088)

Administration Of Oath Of Office To New Board Members And Regular Board Meeting

The oath of office will be administered to the new members of the BOE at 4:00 p.m. on Monday December 3, 2012, in the Board Room at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City. The regularly scheduled Board meeting will follow.

Both the afternoon and the evening session, which convenes at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a "Public Forum," when members of the public may address the Board on any topic other than those for which a formal public hearing process exists. Advanced sign up is preferred. To sign up to speak at Public Forum, contact the Board's office at 410-313-7194.

Individuals who would like to request a sign language interpreter for any meeting of the BOE may contact Colleen Rice, Interpreter Scheduler, at 410-313-7046. A two week advanced notice is preferred.


November 19, 2012 (#2012-087)

Atholton High School Army JROTC Academic Team And Howard High School Army JROTC Leadership Team Recognized By The U.S. Secretary Of Defense

The Army JROTC Academic team representing Atholton High School and the Army JROTC Leadership team representing Howard High School were recently recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta for their participation in the 2011-2012 JROTC Leadership Symposium and Academic Bowl Championship, which took place in Washington D.C., June 2012. This event is sponsored by the Army JROTC and conducted by College Options Foundation.

The JROTC Leadership Symposium and Academic Bowl (JLAB) is a nationally recognized academic and leadership competition created exclusively for JROTC students. Cadets who participate learn the values of citizenship and academic competition while increasing their SAT/ACT scores; also increasing interest in college admissions, improving leadership skills and boosting team and unit esprit de corps. The competition creates tremendous opportunities for JROTC cadets by providing the opportunity to demonstrate the leadership and academic strengths of the JROTC program.

The Atholton High School Army JROTC Academic Team and The Howard High School Army JROTC Leadership Team competed against thousands of Army teams from around the world to advance to the Championship. The competition began with two fast-paced online rounds of qualifying competition, Level I - The Challenge and Level II - Zero Hour Threat. During these rounds, leadership teams and academic teams were tested on their knowledge of JROTC curriculum, English, Math and Science, using SAT/ACT- type questions. One of the main goals of JLAB is to prepare students for state exit/graduation exams as well as college entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT. Other goals of the Competitions are to challenge cadets to employ their leadership abilities in task organizing, team building, time management, self-assessment, self-awareness and problem solving. For more information please go to www.collegeoptionsfoundation.net new webpage icon.


November 15, 2012 (#2012-086)

HCPSS Seeks Citizen to Participate on Policy Committee

The HCPSS seeks an additional policy committee member to take an active role in revising High School Grading and Reporting, Policy 8020 pdf doc icon.

Community stakeholders serve a vital function by sharing their diverse knowledge, experiences and perspectives in making recommendations to the Superintendent on the policy.

To apply for consideration, send a letter indicating committee of interest and relevant background to Fran Albert, HCPSS, Office of Policy/Charter Schools, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042 by Friday, November 30.


November 15, 2012 (#2012-085)

BOE Audit Committee To Meet (RESCHEDULED)

The Audit Committee of the Board of Education will meet at 4:15 p.m., on Monday, November 19, 2012, in Conference Room ML2 at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


November 14, 2012 (#2012-084)

HCPSS Elementary Curricular Advisory Committee (ECAC) Seeks Additional Parents Of Elementary Students To Serve On Committee   

The HCPSS Elementary Curricular Advisory Committee (ECAC) is seeking citizens to serve on the committee. The purposes of the ECAC are:

  • To establish and maintain positive partnerships among families, community and the HCPSS which focus on the Elementary Programs and initiatives.
  • To establish two-way communication among families, community and the HCPSS related to the Elementary Programs and initiatives.
  • To advise the Elementary Office by recommending ways to help provide continuous improvement as reflected by achievement and performance data to ensure that all students are on or above grade level in reading and mathematics.
  • Listed below are the dates and locations for the remaining ECAC meetings for the 2012-13 school year.  All the meetings are scheduled from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at the Department of Education new webpage icon at 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City:
    • Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - ML-2
    • Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - ML-2
    • (Snow date - Tuesday, February 5,2013) - ML-2
    • Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - ML-2
    • Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - ML-2

November 13, 2012 (#2012-083)

BOE To Hold Closed Meeting

The Howard County BOE will hold a closed meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. in the Board Planning Room at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


November 12, 2012 (#2012-082)

BOE To Hold Community Meeting With School Health Council

On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, the BOE will hold a community meeting with the School Health Council, at 8:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


November 12, 2012 (#2012-081)

BOE To Hold Community Meeting With Conexiones

On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, the BOE will hold a community meeting with Conexiones, an advocate group for Hispanic students, from 7-8 p.m. in the Board Room at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


November 8, 2012 (#2012-080)

HCPSS Announces Participation In The Child And Adult Care Food Program

Howard County Schools will be starting a supper program next week in several schools in conjunction with the Bridges Program. All participants are served the same meals at no charge.

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866)877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs. For inquires related to departmental policy, please contact: Equity Assurance and Compliance Branch, Office of the State Superintendent, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595- (410) 767-0433 Voice- (410)767-0431 FAX- (410) 333-6442 TTY/TD.


November 8, 2012 (#2012-079)

BOE Legislative Committee to Meet (CORRECTION)

The BOE's Legislative Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m., on Monday, November 12, 2012. The meeting will take place in Board Room A, at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


November 8, 2012 (#2012-078)

BOE Legislative Committee to Meet

The BOE's Legislative Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m., on Wednesday, November 12, 2012. The meeting will take place in Board Room A, at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


November 5, 2012 (#2012-077)

BOE Policy Committee To Meet

The Policy Committee of the BOE will meet at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, November 19, 2012, in Conference Room ML2 at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


November 5, 2012 (#2012-076)

BOE Audit Committee To Meet

The Audit Committee of the BOE will meet at 8:00 a.m., on Friday, November 16, 2012, in Conference Room ML2 at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


November 2, 2012 (#2012-075)

BOE To Meet With Student Leaders And Hold Regular Meeting

The Howard County BOE will hold a luncheon meeting with student leaders at 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012, in the Board Room at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

At 4 p.m., the Board will hold a regularly scheduled meeting in the Board Room at the same location. Both the afternoon and the evening session, which convenes at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a Public Forum, when members of the public may address the Board on any topic other than those for which a formal public hearing process exists. Advanced sign up is preferred. To sign up to speak at Public Forum, contact the Board's office at 410-313-7194.

During the evening session, the Attendance Area Adjustment Plans will be approved.

Individuals who would like to request a sign language interpreter for any meeting of the BOE may contact Colleen Rice, Interpreter Scheduler, at 410-313-7046. A two week advanced notice is preferred.


November 2, 2012 (#2012-074)

2012-13 Operating Budget Review Committee Meeting Schedule

The BOE 2012-13 Operating Budget Review Committee (OBRC) will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., in Board Room A at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City on the dates below.  The committee provides input to the Board regarding the annual operating budget submitted by the Superintendent. The BOE established the committee to review the budget and comment on priorities and proposed new initiatives. All meetings are open to the public.

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Thursday, November 8, 2012 (ML-2)
  • Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • Thursday, November 29, 2012

  • Thursday, December 6, 2012
  • Thursday, December 13, 2012
  • Thursday, December 20, 2012

  • Thursday, January 3, 2013 @ 7:30 Superintendent's Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget presented to Board and Public
  • Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • Thursday, January 17, 2013
  • Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • Thursday, January 31, 2013

  • Thursday, February 7, 2013
  • Thursday, February 14, 2013
  • Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • Thursday, March 7, 2013
  • Thursday, March 14, 2013
  • Thursday, March 21, 2013
  • Thursday, March 28, 2013

Additional Information for the OBRC


November 1, 2012 (#2012-073)

BOE To Hold Public Work Session IV On Attendance Area Adjustment Plan

The Howard County BOE will hold an Attendance Area Adjustments Plan Work Session IV, on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. at 7:30 p.m. This work session will take place in the Board Room at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Individuals who would like to request a sign language interpreter for any meeting of the BOE may contact Colleen Rice, Interpreter Scheduler, at 410-313-7046. A two week advanced notice is preferred.

View School Planning Section for meeting dates and presentation notes and video links.


November 1, 2012 (#2012-072)

BOE To Hold Public Work Session III On Attendance Area Adjustment Plan

The Howard County BOE will hold an Attendance Area Adjustments Plan Work Session III, on Thursday, November 8, 2012. at 7:30 p.m. This work session will take place in the Board Room at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Individuals who would like to request a sign language interpreter for any meeting of the BOE may contact Colleen Rice, Interpreter Scheduler, at 410-313-7046. A two week advanced notice is preferred.

View School Planning Section for meeting dates and presentation notes and video links.

 


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