| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:20 AM
When Howard County Budget Director Ray Wacks spoke last year to a commission charged with considering salaries for Howard's elected officials, he struck a guarded tone.
"Things are getting better," he told the group in November. "We're in a period, I...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:53 AM
The Howard County Public School System is investing in a new data warehouse for student information, and school officials think it will garner attention from the business community.
Justin Benedict, director of data management for the school system,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Changing school start times in Howard County could take a long time, but the school system wants to "do it right," Superintendent Renee Foose said.
"We want to take our time and look at every nuance," Foose said at the Board of Education meeting...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Allen Dyer, the former Howard County Board of Education member who was ousted during the 2012 primaries in the midst of impeachment proceedings, has filed to run for the board.
Dyer filed Monday, Feb. 24, a day before the Feb. 25 deadline. He said he...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:39 PM
A crowded field of contenders for four open spots on the Howard County Board of Education included a familiar face for the 2014 elections, but two incumbent names were absent.
Ousted school board member Allen Dyer filed Monday, but Brian Meshkin and...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:40 PM
The Howard County Board of Education Tuesday night approved a $758.7 million operating budget request for fiscal year 2015, almost $17 million more than Superintendent Renee Foose proposed earlier this year.
The budget includes $21.4 million as a...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Allen Dyer said the right things on Monday, hours after he filed to run for a seat on the Howard County school board.
Dyer spoke of the importance of the public educational system, the value of opposing views on the board and his desire to work with...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:20 AM
If it's not broke, don't fix it. That's the message parents are trying to send the Howard County Board of Education regarding the public school system's music program.
Specifically, concerns have been raised that the practice of small group...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Amid angry outbursts from parents, the Howard County Board of Education Thursday finalized redistricting plans that will send 1,177 students to different middle schools next year.
The vote — broken into 13 separate motions for each of the shifts...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:10 AM
The PTA Council of Howard County is calling for a swifter end to the annual student test known as the Maryland School Assessment.
On Monday, Jan. 6, the council approved a resolution asking the Maryland State Board of Education and State...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose Tuesday proposed a $742 million operating budget for fiscal year 2015, up $16.7 million and 2.3 percent from last year’s $725.3 million approved budget.
This is the first year the school system has used a...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Students and teachers in the Howard County Public School System weren't the only people on winter break last month. Superintendent Renee Foose directed all offices and facilities closed as well, to the tune of several hundred thousand dollars in savings,...