| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Howard County Board of Education members were literally all over the map at the first work session to discuss redistricting among the county’s middle schools.
Superintendent Renee Foose last week proposed moving 1,177 students among eight...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
More than three dozen Howard County parents and students turned out to speak their minds on the proposal to move more than 1,100 students to new middle schools next year.
Monday night was the second and final public hearing on the matter, and though...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Students at Hammond High School may have noticed something different about their school this year. Like all other schools in the Howard County Public School System, Hammond implemented changes to improve the health and wellness of its students. The...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:35 AM
The State of Maryland Public School Labor Relations Board has ruled in the favor of the Howard County Education Association, saying that the Board of Education should have negotiated opening meetings to the public before doing so.
In a decision issued...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:10 AM
With preliminary approval Tuesday night, the Howard County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to redistrict 1,177 middle school students next year.
After two public hearings, three work sessions and an abundance of community concerns and...
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
It seems strange that parents who objected to the original Howard County middle school redistricting plan had months to provide feedback and work with Superintendent Renee Foose on changes, yet those of us who are now objecting to parts of her revised...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:57 AM
Howard County history was made Monday with the opening of the county's first school-based wellness center.
"This embodies a holistic approach to the health and well-being of our students," Superintendent Renee Foose said at the grand opening of the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Ellen Giles was named chair of the Howard County Board of Education Thursday, marking her second time leading the board.
Currently in her third term, Giles has been on the board since 2006, and served as chair from 2009-10. She replaces Frank Aquino...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Medicare-eligible retirees in the Howard County Public School System will have a new insurance plan come Jan. 1, but significant concerns have been expressed by some retirees that the plan isn't accepted by their health care providers.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:54 PM
The Howard County Board of Education has rescheduled five of its seven upcoming meetings on the middle school redistricting process.
The board approved the changes by consensus at its meeting Thursday, Sept. 12. The changes were made because several...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Howard schools Superintendent Renee Foose will attend the Community Advisory Council to the Board of Education's general meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Department of Education in Ellicott City.
Foose will present the system’s new...