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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 Comcast channel 95 or Verizon channel 42. Upcoming Public Hearings can be found online.

  • Upcoming Regular Meetings/Public Work Sessions:
    • Tuesday, December 17, 4 p.m. – Regular Meeting (No evening session)
    • Thursday, January 9, 4 & 7 p.m. – Regular Meeting and Presentation of Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget
    • Thursday, January 13, 9:30 a.m. – Board of Education/County Council Quarterly Meeting
    • Tuesday, January 14, 1 p.m. – Work Session, Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget
    • Thursday, January 16, 7 p.m. – Public Hearing, Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget
    • Tuesday, January 21, 1 p.m. – Work Session, Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget
    • Thursday, January 23, 4 p.m. – Regular Meeting (No evening session)
    • Tuesday, January 28, 1 p.m. – Work Session, Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget and 7 p.m. – Public Hearing, Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget
    • Thursday, January 30, 1 p.m. – Work Session, Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget
  • December 2019 – Upcoming Meeting Schedule
  • October-December 2019 Quarterly Agenda
  • January-March 2020 Quarterly Agenda
  • 2019—2020 Board of Education Approved Meeting Schedule

Meeting Minutes

School Cluster Assignments

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.

Coffee and Conversation with the Board of Education

Committees

Policies and Procedures

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

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The Board of Education with the Student Member of the Board.

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

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Current Board of Education Members

Mavis Ellis, Chair
Kirsten Coombs, Vice Chair
Allison Alston, Student Board Member