Renee Foose

New Howard school board members praised for their 'incredible energy'

New Howard school board members praised for their 'incredible energy'

Howard County welcomed four new school board members Monday afternoon.

All said they are prepared to get to work and contribute to making decisions for the state’s sixth-largest school system and one of the highest achieving in the nation, based on test scores.

Vicky Cutroneo, Jen Mallo, Sabina Taj and Chao Wu, the top four winners in last month’s election, were sworn in before the school board’s regularly scheduled meeting.

They will tackle a variety of issues, including alleviating classroom crowding, building new schools, closing academic achievement gaps, and investing in more social and emotional safety measures for students.

Cutroneo, the former...

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