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  • Budget

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  • Report Bullying

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  • Student Well-Being

    Learn how HCPSS promotes mental health and well-being, and find essential resources
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  • Academics

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  • Supports

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  • School Information

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News Highlights

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HCPSS Commits to Bus Driver/Contractor Incentive Pay

To address the bus driver shortage, the Board of Education approved up to $5,000 incentive pay for all bus drivers and attendants; up to $4,000 incentive pay for newly hired drivers; up to $3,000 for bus contractors to help fill inactive routes.

Learn more about HCPSS’ incentive pay →

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Nominations for HCPSS Principal and Teacher of the Year Open

Nominations are now open for the annual Howard County Public School System Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards. All nominations are due no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Submission information and full details can be found online.

Learn more about nominating a principal or teacher →

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Academic Calendar Updates

In order to provide staff additional hours to complete professional tasks, tend to their personal well-being, and better balance the many demands that have been placed upon them during the pandemic, the academic calendar was updated to include 3-hour early dismissals on Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, April 27 and May 18.

Learn more about the HCPSS calendar updates →

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