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Press Releases

Community Invited to Provide Input to the Strategic Call to Action, June 5 and 18, 2018

HCPSS parents, students, and community members are invited to participate in one of two opportunities to provide input into the next phase of development for the HCPSS Strategic Call to Action.

HCPSS Announces Two-Year Agreements with Employee Bargaining Units

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has reached tentative agreements with the Howard County Administrators Association (HCAA) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) for two-year employment contracts.

Talbott Springs Elementary School on Track for Replacement of Current Building

The Howard County Board of Education voted during its May 17, 2018 meeting to move forward with re-evaluating and redesigning a replacement of the Talbott Springs Elementary School (TSES). The new school is scheduled for occupancy in August 2022.

Changes to 2018–2019 School Calendar Announced

The Howard County Board of Education approved changes to the 2018–2019 academic year calendar. The revised calendar provides greater predictability by including an additional inclement weather closing day and preserving a full Spring Break week, and benefits students, parents and staff who wish to plan schedules in advance.

HCPSS Receives A+ On 2017 School Food Environment Grades Report

The Howard County Public School System received an “A+” and was one of only two Maryland school systems to earn an “A” on the 2017 School Food Environment Grades report from Healthy School Food Maryland.

Howard County Students Advance to 2018 National History Day Competition

Fourteen Howard County Public School System students advanced to the National History Day Competition after winning first or second place at the recent Statewide Maryland History Day Competition.




Board of Education to Meet in Closed Session, May 18, 2018

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a Closed Session on Friday, May 18 at 8:30 a.m. to meet with the Howard County Council. The session will take place in the C. Vernon Gray Conference Room at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City.

Atholton High School Celebrates 20-Year Partnership with Sunrise Senior Living of Columbia

Atholton High School and Sunrise Senior Living of Columbia celebrated 20 years of collaboration in providing workplace opportunities for students of all abilities and building a strong intergenerational community.

Board of Education Adoption of FY19 Operating and Capital Budgets and FY20–24 Capital Improvement Program, May 31, 2018

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a meeting on the adoption of the FY 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets and FY 2020–24 Capital Improvement Program on Thursday, May 31, at 6 p.m.

C‑SPAN Recognizes Long Reach Student With 2018 StudentCam Contest Honorable Mention

C‑SPAN will visit Long Reach High School in Columbia on Wednesday, May 16, at 9 a.m., to honor Long Reach student Eli Kuperman, who was named a National Honorable Mention winner in C-SPAN’s national StudentCam competition.