With the new “annual reauthorization” requirement added to the School Resource Officer (SRO) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that passed last night, there is the very real risk that a future HCPSS Board of Education will decide to leverage this annual renewal requirement and vote to end the SRO program.
Student Member of the Board Invokes Rarely Used Parliamentary Procedure to Object to Vote on School Resource Officer MOU
There’s a first time for everything? Last night, the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) invoked a parliamentary procedure from Robert’s Rules of Order to object to the consideration of a motion made to pass the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the HCPSS School Resource Officer (SRO) program.
New HCPSS School Resource Officer MOU Draft Reduces Term Length from Five Years Down to Just One Year
The proposed new HCPSS School Resource Officer (SRO) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) changes the SRO program term from 5 years to 1 year, requiring annual renewal of the MOU (on page 11).
Back in early June 2017, within a month of becoming the new HCPSS Superintendent, Michael Martirano apparently attended (hosted?) a breakfast meeting with a few prominent local business leaders, particularly developers and their local support staff.
Summarized in this post are the major recommended changes to this policy that were sent to Superintendent Martirano by this committee in January 2021. Also included are the Meeting Summary Notes for the Policy 6010 committee meetings held on December 15, 22, and 29 (2020)…
Tomorrow, the HCPSS Board of Education will consider whether or not to approve a “Student BMI Data Collection Program”, in collaboration with The Horizon Foundation…
This Thursday (February 11), the HCPSS Board of Education will vote on approval of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for “Student Health Data Sharing Agreement between HCPSS and Horizon Foundation” to support Body Mass Index (BMI) screening in Kindergarten and 8th grade…
Transparency, Collaborative Process and Trust Abandoned by HCPSS Board of Education During Black Lives Matters at School Vote
Process matters. Transparency matters. Integrity matters. During the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action resolution part of tonight’s Board meeting, something very concerning happened…
Concerning HCPSS-Related Recommendations from the Howard County Housing Opportunities Master Plan Task Force
Shown on page 18-19 of this recently-released Howard County “Housing Opportunities Master Plan” report are some of the HCPSS school metric-linked recommendations by County Executive Ball’s Housing Opportunities Master Plan Task Force.
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.