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.
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.