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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 completing this request form at least 14 days in advance of a meeting.

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:

  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 4 & 7 p.m. – Regularly Scheduled Meeting
  • Thursday, Feb. 26, 4 & 7 p.m. – Regularly Scheduled Meeting
  • Thursday, March 9, 4 & 7 p.m. – Regularly Scheduled Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 21, 4 p.m. – Regularly Scheduled Meeting (no evening session)

Public Hearings & Work Sessions on HCPSS Operating Budget

In addition to its regularly scheduled meetings, the Board of Education holds work sessions and public hearings to gather feedback on and revise the operating budget.

The HCPSS 2024 Operating Budget Process schedule, including Board hearings and work sessions, can be found online.

Full Board of Education Schedule

Approved Board schedules can be found in the links below.

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, Chair
Yun Lu, Vice Chair
Abisola Ayoola, Student Member