We have our second official candidate for Howard County Board of Education in 2018: Saif Rehman. This is what he posted on his personal Facebook page:

I am officially a candidate for Howard County Board of Education. As a resident of the Howard County for over 12 years, I would deeply appreciate an opportunity to give back to the community that has given so much to me and my family.
I believe that a strong public school district is essential to the future of not only students, but the entire community.
Stay tuned for the official launch of the Campaign website, social media sites and kickoff event.

He does have a Twitter account: https://twitter.com/REHMAN4BOE and I know the website is getting close to being completed.
Chao Wu filed for Board of Education back on the 14th. Four HoCoBOE members are up for re-election (Cynthia L. Vaillancourt, Bess Altwerger, Sandra H. French and Ananta Hejeebu). I still do not know which if any or all of these four will be running in 2018.
I am expecting a big field for BOE in 2018 and redistricting will be a topic talked about by many candidates.
Stay tuned…as I get more information I will be sure to write updates.
Scott E