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Supporting the Mission and Goals of HCPSS through Leadership

The mission of the Howard County Board of Education (BOE) is to provide leadership for excellence in teaching and learning by fostering a climate for deliberative change through policy and community engagement.

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Meeting Schedules

Board meetings may be viewed live or on-demand online, and during and after each meeting on Howard County Comcast channel 95 or Verizon channel 42. Upcoming Public Hearings can be found online.

Individuals may request a sign language interpreter for any meeting of the Board of Education by contacting Colleen Markiewicz, interpreter scheduler, at 410-313-7046. A two-week advance notice is preferred.

Board meeting documents are available to the public for viewing on BoardDocs three days prior to the meeting. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Board Office.

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4, 3 p.m. – Regularly Scheduled Meeting
  • Thursday, Oct. 20, 4 & 7 p.m. – Regularly Scheduled Meeting
  • Thursday, Nov. 3, 4 & 7 p.m. – Regularly Scheduled Meeting
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, 4 & 7 p.m. – Regularly Scheduled Meeting

Public Hearings & Work Sessions on Attendance Area Adjustments

The Board of Education holds public hearings to gather feedback from the community, and holds public work sessions to discuss the Superintendent’s recommendations and potential modifications.

The schedule of public hearings and work sessions is available online.

Full Board of Education Schedule

Approved Board schedules can be found in the links below.

Virtual Coffee and Conversation with the Board

Community members are invited to meet virtually and informally with Board of Education members on Saturday, October 22 at 9:30 a.m. Register by emailing or calling the Board office at 410–313–6600. Space is limited. Registrants will receive a meeting link prior to the session.

Meeting Minutes

Approved meeting minutes for all Howard County Board of Education Meetings include regular Board meetings, closed meetings, committee meetings, BOE/County Council meetings, and the legislative breakfast meeting.

School Cluster Assignments


Policies and Procedures

The Board of Education sets local education policy consistent with state and federal laws governing public education.

View our districtwide policies and procedures →

Friends of Education Award

The Friends of Education Award recognizes an individual, business, or organization for an innovative or unique contribution that directly supports the school system’s mission of excellence in teaching and learning

Learn more about the award →

Howard County Board of Education Members

Please select a name below for biographic and contact information.

Antonia Watts, Vice Chair
Abisola Ayoola, Student Board Member