| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:19 AM
When an unprecedented number of teachers turned out for a public hearing on Superintendent Renee Foose's proposed $742 million operating budget request, they criticized the lack of a placeholder for raises. But a placeholder is coming, Foose said —...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:06 AM
Howard County public school officials and the county's teachers union made little progress Monday after resuming contentious negotiations on pay increases for teachers in the coming budget.
Teachers and the Howard County Education Association have...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:20 AM
As the region braces itself for heavy snowfall Wednesday night into Thursday, Howard County agencies have already started to prepare.
The National Weather Service is predicting between 6 and 10 inches of snow for the county, with up to a foot of...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:05 PM
A proposed change in next year's Howard County academic calendar has some teachers and parents riled, and they came to the Board of Education Thursday, Jan. 9 to criticize the plan.
Last month, Howard County Public School System central office staff...