When concerns arise, parents and guardians are encouraged to direct their concerns to the persons most closely involved. However, when an informal process fails to provide resolution, a parent may file a formal complaint and seek review at a higher administrative level.
Advocate for Your Child
HCPSS has taken a strong stand against bullying with a goal to eradicate bullying. No act of bullying in Howard County schools will be ignored.
Our commitment is to do everything we can to ensure that our children and staff are provided a safe, healthy, and supportive environment. We constantly encourage community members, students and staff to report suspicious activity or any concerns to school administrators and/or teachers as soon as possible.
Ensuring the safety of Maryland’s children is an obligation shared by all citizens and organizations. All Maryland citizens should report suspected abuse or neglect to the local department of social services or to a local law enforcement agency.
Section 504 is a federal law that protects the civil rights of persons with disabilities. The Howard County Public Schools (HCPSS) is committed to ensuring that no qualified student with a disability will be discriminated or retaliated against and/or denied an educational benefit or opportunity on the basis of a disability.
Children with disabilities from birth to age 21 may be eligible for special education. The process of determining eligibility for special education varies depending on the age of the child. Information on this process is distinct for different age groups.
HCPSS promotes the mental health and wellness of each of our students to develop their unique strengths, abilities, and characteristics towards success and well-being.