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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.

Beginning with the March 11, 2021, meeting, the Howard County Board of Education transitioned to a hybrid board meeting format, with some Board members and staff participating in person, while others continue to participate remotely. Learn More →

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings:

  • Thursday, June 24, 4 & 7 p.m. – Hybrid Meeting
  • Thursday, July 15, 4 & 7 p.m. – Hybrid Meeting

Full Board of Education Schedule

Approved Board schedules can be found in the links below.

Board of Education Budget Schedule

The Board of Education holds work sessions and public hearings to gather feedback on and revise the Superintendent’s proposed budget. View Schedule and Information →

Board of Education HCPSS Reopening Documents

The Board of Education holds discussions and work sessions on the HCPSS reopening plan. Links to archived meeting videos and accompanying documents can be found online. Learn More →

Meeting Minutes

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 →

Current Board of Education Members

Chao Wu, Chair
Jennifer Mallo, Vice Chair
Zachary Koung, Student Board Member