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.
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).
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.
Is being saved by this particular highly political and special interest driven committee the only possible way to save the Baltimore Sun and is it worth the long-term price that all in Howard County and surrounding Baltimore Counties may ultimately pay?
Are these developers, land-use attorneys/lobbyists and partisan political public-affairs groups truly championing expanded affordable housing and socio-economic based redistricting out of the goodness of their hearts? Could the 3 P’s of Politics, Power and Profit be the true motivators driving their actions?
HCPSS Board of Education (BOE) member and re-election candidate Jen Mallo held her re-election campaign kickoff event free-of-charge at a prime room in the Columbia headquarters building of The Howard Hughes Corporation (THHC) (one of Howard County’s largest developers).