Board Meeting Recap 2022-5-12

Superintendent Report

  • celebrated school nurses
  • 22 students graduated with associate degree, partnered with HCC.
  • For the next year, food service will come back to pre-covid model. It will be more diverse, even include Asian foods.
  • School will not close, although covid cases are increasing. HCPSS is working with the county health department to manage the situation.

Certification of Election of Student Member of the Board 

  • Congratulations to Abisola Ayoola to be next SMOB. I am looking forward to working with her.
  • Another SMOB candidate, Oliver Song, was elected to the president Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC) last night.

2021-2022 HCASC Report

  • Dhriti Vadlakonda, President, hcascpresident@gmail.com
  • Harshia Bhagat, Vice President
  • Shreya Dinesh, Second Vice President
  • Ashna Pandya, Corresponding Secretary
  • Allie Liu, Recording Secretary
  • Olivia Lewis, Chief of Staff
  • Christina Kodsi, Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Tamzid Razzaque, Parliamentarian
  • Peter Banyas, Student Member, Student_Member@hcpss.org
  • Cindy Drummond, Advisor, cindy_drummond@hcpss.org

Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) Chart Update

Policy (all were approved)

  • Policy 3040 Technology Security (Approved with amendment)
  • HCPSS Ethics Regulations
  • Policy 1050 Tobacco-Free Environment
  • Policy 9230 Alcohol, Other Drugs, Prescription Medication and Over the Counter Products
  •  Policy 9260 Student Search and Seizure
  •  Policy 9020 Students’ Rights and Responsibilities 

Public Hearing (no speakers today)

  • Policy 4050 Procurement of Goods and/or Services
  • Policy 6060 Community Improvement to School Sites or School Facilities 
Howard County Education Association (HCEA) – APPOINTMENT
  • staff absence due to quarantine, sprinkling classes

Board meeting recap 2022-4-28

Public forum:

  • topics: SRO, student safety, special education

Reservoir High School Report

SMOB report

  • student leader meeting with the board ( three students from each school, ARL and Homewood)

Superintendent Report

  • Howard High is a new green school.
  • HCPSS is increasing mental health support for our students.
  • Covid data: uptick cases in schools, HoCo county and Maryland. Keep the current school operating practice.
  • Stabbing incident at Long Reach High School. Schools went into lockdown and modified lockdowns.

HCEA Appointment

HCASA(Association of Supervisors and Administrators)

Proclamation: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

Proclamation: Mental Health Awareness Month

HCPSS is going to implement multi-factor authentication very soon as the board just approved the MFA purchase order.

HCPSS Discipline Data (school suspension)

FY 2023 Operating and Capital Budgets & FY 2024-28 Capital Improvement Program 

For scenario 2, we assume the county will give us extra money by keeping(not decreasing) the HCPSS spending percentage(51%) in the total county spending, which is 14.5 million dollars. This now falls to the county council’s hand.