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  • Supports

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News Highlights

A young African American girl in a science class.

Unheard Perspectives Showcase, February 29

The public is invited to attend the annual event featuring elementary student presentations, displays and performances about innovators in American History whose perspectives were often underrepresented.

Learn more about this event →

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Board of Education Adopts Requested Budget

The Howard County Board of Education adopted its Operating and Capital Budget Requests for FY 2021, and Capital Improvement Program for FY 2022-26. The budget requests will be submitted to the Howard County Executive next month.

Read more about the Board’s requested budget →

Group of international parents.

International Parent Leadership Program Applications Due March 3

In this six-week program, international parents learn about the framework of the US educational system and the structure and functions of the Howard County Public School System.

Submit an application →

Our Organization

  • Board of Education

    The Board provides leadership for excellence in teaching and learning by fostering a climate for deliberative change through policy and community engagement
  • Superintendent

    Dr. Michael J. Martirano considers himself a teacher first and foremost, and believes children must be at the center of all decision-making
  • Central Office Staff Directory

    Search for Central Office staff contact information via name, department or phone number

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Knowing A Child Well

If we take care of our children and their well-being, and nurture and believe in them, academic achievement will take care of itself. We must understand our children first, because in order to teach a child well you must know a child well.
Dr. Michael Martirano, HCPSS Superintendent