Progress on Identifying Location of High School #14 Continues as Environmental Assessment Study Released

Via Press Release: Progress toward identifying the future site of High School #14 continued today as Environmental Site Assessments of the Timbers at Troy and Troy Hill Park properties were released, evaluating the environmental condition of each potential location. The ESA was performed in addition to a feasibility study by the Department of Recreation and Parks, showing there is sufficient...

Campaign Finance Reports for Howard County Council Members

This is part 2 of a planned 7 part series on campaign finance reports for local officials...today I take a look at campaign finance reports for Howard County Council Members. Here is the summary data for the 5 elected officials: Here are some of the significant items I will note for each elected official: Significant contributions ($500 or more) including...

Jolene Mosley files to run for Howard County Board of Education in District 3 in 2020

We have a new candidate for Howard County Board of Education in District 3: Jolene Mosley. I checked and the website listed is not up and running yet. I also did a quick search on Facebook and did not find a page for the campaign. Hopefully we get additional information about this candidate in the near future. Article update: Here is a...

Campaign Finance Reports for Howard County Board of Education Candidates and Elected Officials

Look...money does not win elections...but is still an important indicator (at times) about a campaign for office. Here are the campaign finance numbers for those running for Howard County Board of Education or those elected to the HoCoBOE: Here are my early notes about the filings: Some candidates filed late in the process (after December 24th) and I have been told...

Sabina Taj will not seek reelection to the Howard County Board of Education in 2020

Howard County Board of Education member Sabina Taj posted the following announcement today: Dear Members of the Howard County Community, I am honored to have served on the Howard County Board of Education over the past year and proud of the slow but important progress we have made to create a more equitable school system. I ran for Board of Education because...

Judge at the Maryland Future Business Leaders of America Region 5 Conference in Howard County on January 18th

ARTICLE UPDATE: Email received today - Good afternoon HCPSS friends and family, Thank you again for volunteering your time! HCPSS has canceled ALL activities tomorrow due to the pending inclement weather. This includes our conference. The new conference date is February 1st at 8am at the Applications and Research Lab allowing students to celebrate the Chinese New Year on January 25th. Please let...

Howard County Education Association 2020 Election

Information via HCEA website: At the end of January, HCEA members will elect Officers and Directors, as well as representatives to the state and national delegation. The state (MSEA) Rep Assembly will be held in OC, Maryland October 16-17, 2020.  The national (NEA) Rep Assembly will be held in Atlanta, GA July 2-6, 2020. 2020 General Election Calendar January 13, 2020 Submitted...

District 13 members send letter to Interagency Commission on School Construction about Talbott Springs and Hammond High

Representatives from District 13 in the Maryland General Assembly sent the following letter to the Interagency Commission on School Construction concerning Talbott Springs Elementary School and Hammond High School: Dear Members of the Interagency Commission on School Construction: The undersigned, Senator Guzzone, Delegate Atterbeary, Delegate Pendergrass, and Delegate Terrasa, the representatives of District 13 in the Maryland General Assembly, respectfully request...

Mike Sheer To Run For Howard County Board Of Education In District 4 In 2020

I came across this announcement on social media and thought I would put it out to my blog readers. Mike Sheer has announced an intention to run for Howard County Board of Education in District 4 in 2020. Here is what he shared publicly: ***Hey folks! Time for big announcement number 2!*** I'm running for Board of Ed in District 4!...

Howard County Board of Education/County Council Quarterly Meeting on January 13th

The Howard County Board of Education and the Howard County Council are scheduled to have a joint meeting this morning at 9:30am. Here is the agenda for that meeting: 1. Long-term plan to remedy the Health and Dental Fund Deficit 2. Capacity solutions at existing schools with current and projected capacities 3. Farms/Title I Schools – Resource allocations and comparisons to other...