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  • Technology

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  • Budget

    Gain information about the HCPSS operating budget process, including a schedule and related documents
  • Student Well-Being

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

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News Highlights

2024-2025 budget graphic.

FY25 Operating Budget

The operating budget process is a collaborative, multi-step process involving HCPSS, the Board of Education and Howard County Government. It began with the Superintendent’s Proposed Budget and continues with Board work sessions and public hearings.

Learn more about the budget →

Board Superintendent Search

The Howard County Board of Education named HCPSS Chief Academic Officer Bill Barnes as the Acting Superintendent. The Board additionally approved a resolution to conduct a national search, with the goal of hiring a permanent Superintendent to start a four-year term beginning July 1, 2024.

Learn more about the Superintendent search process →

A group of MRHS students standing outside the school

Maryland’s Blueprint for the Future

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future was passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2021 to transform public education in the state into a world-class education system. HCPSS staff are extensively working to meet these goals in a manner that is programmatically appropriate and fiscally responsible.

Learn more about HCPSS’ implementation of the Blueprint →

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