From a recent HCEA survey, ~30% of HCPSS teachers currently would take leave, retire or quit if HCPSS transitioned to a ‘hybrid’ or ‘bridge’ learning model that involved in-person classroom time.
HCPSS Policy 6010 – School Attendance Areas (i.e. Redistricting) is currently under review by a committee selected by HCPSS and is due for significant modifications in 2021. What aspects of this policy do you feel should be modified, added or removed? What modifications would you *not* want to see?
Shown below are the results of the HCPSS 2020-2021 School Year Community Input Survey, where HCPSS stakeholder groups were polled in July 2020 about their preferences for in-person vs. hybrid vs. virtual learning for the 2020-2021 school year. ..
This week, District 4 BOE incumbent Jen Mallo and her re-election campaign team have been handing out Ballot Cheat Sheets created by the “Vote Yes on Question 2” Super PAC (a pro-“Sports Gambling in Maryland” PAC).
At the beginning of the September 10, 2020 HCPSS meeting, the Board of Education strayed off the agenda and held a surprising vote on whether or not to remove School Resource Officers (SROs) from HCPSS schools.
Presented here is an analysis of campaign finance data for the 2020 HCPSS Board of Education election, with data current through the most recent campaign finance reporting date of August 25, 2020. Relevant charts are at the end of this post.
Board of Education Campaign Donations: Developers & Political Parties vs. Chinese American Parent Association (CAPA) PAC
Donations from CAPA PAC are starkly different from the distinctly business-driven developers and political parties donating significantly to non-partisan Board of Education campaigns.
Howard County Parks & Recreation and Columbia Association Usage of HCPSS Schools for Full-Day Child Care
At the HCPSS Board of Education meeting yesterday, discussion occurred about the recently announced plan to allow Howard County Parks & Recreation and the Columbia Association to use space in HCPSS schools to provide full-day child care this Fall.
A repository of audio clips from the HCPSS Redistricting Special Needs Exemption Appeal Trial in July 2020
Included below is Part 5 in a series of testimony given at one of the 2019 HCPSS school redistricting appeal trials held last week on July 15, 2020.