Wok Session 7 –Attendance Area Adjustment. This will be the last work session for the redistricting process. This session will focus on the exemptions and final decision. The material is here for today’s discussion and voting.
Dear friends and supporters, although final polling numbers for District 9A will not be ready until next Friday ( Nov. 18th), Team Wu is trailing at the number 3 place. There are still a few thousands mail-in ballots that need to be counted. It will help us, but it may be not enough. The final gap will be a few hundred votes. No matter the final outcome, I am so grateful for your overwhelming support. Let’s cross our fingers and stay tuned. Thank you.
At today’s board work session, the board discussed a new timeline because we voted to include an analysis on version 3 of the North Elkridge Community Plan, drafted by Drew Roth and Becki Vivrette.
The board voted to ask OSP to bring forward information related to exempt rising 10th and rising 8th graders.
Move to request information of impact exempting students who have an IEP or 504 plan or have at least 1 parent who is active duty military personnel with regard to transportation and enrollment data for the polygons under consideration.
The board voted to ask OSP to explore exemption on the trailing siblings who share at least one year in high school impacted in the preliminary plan.
The Elkridge community plan v3 is here for reference:
Student Representative Report: Whild Lake High School
Earlier this week, I sent a message to the community regarding the uptick in hoax threats that schools are receiving, which largely are bomb or shooting threats. •These are not taken lightly and we respond to every single threat with the appropriate level of urgency and caution.• Every threat is investigated thoroughly by the school system and HCPD.
School-based Wellness Center Expansion of Services
Library A+ Partnership Celebration
Howard County Association of Supervisors and Administrators (HCASA) – APPOINTMENT
School Start Times: Implementation Plan Progress Report (Brian Nevin/Tom Platt, Decision Support Group LLC)
Howard County Public School System has received an unmodified opinion from our external auditor, which is included in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for fiscal year (FY) 2022.
To support awareness of these efforts, our school district will participate in Unity Day on October 19th.
I am particularly proud that two of my recent Cabinet members were appointed to superintendency positions this year. Dr. Monifa McKnight was named Superintendent in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Dr. Theo Cramer was named Superintendent in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.
Proclamation: Substance Abuse Prevention Month
Proclamation: LGBTQ+ History Month
Proclamation: National School Lunch Week
Curriculum and Instructional Resources – 2022 Update
Move to create a modification to the Contiguous HS 13 Plan with the western limit of Interstate 95. For the Polygons reassigned from Reservoir HS to Hammond HS in the Contiguous HS 13 Plan, reassign all or a portion of them to HS 13, when feasible. For the Polygons reassigned from Atholton HS to Hammond HS in the Contiguous HS 13 Plan, replace them by Polygon 2010.
Move to request information in regards for moving 26, 27, 1026, 1027 from Thomas Viaduct MS to Patuxent Valley MS, information on capacity utilization, capacity utilization projections, walk zone and middle from elementary feeds.
Move to request information from staff on the community generated redistricting plan, version 2.
Move to gather more information about keeping Mayfield Woods MS as a full feed at Long Reach HS moving Rockburn area of Elkridge to Howard HS and moving 175 to 100 along Route 1 to Oakland Mills HS with the baseline plan being the community generated plan, version 2.
The following is the Community Generated Redistricting Plan, Version 2.
Last Thursday night, HCPSS board moved Turf Valley ES into 2024 capital budget. We hope it will reduce overcrowding in many neighboring schools, St. John’s ES, Manner Woods, Centennial Lane, Waverly ES, West Friendship ES, probably Dayton Oaks ES too.
I am glad that I have been pushing and supporting to get the Turf Valley ES site since I am on the board and now we are able to put it in the capital budget. I appreciate the support from our county executive and county council. We worked together to get this done. This kind collaboration is needed to address many challenges we are facing in Howard County and the whole state Maryland.
HS 14 should be another big push. We should build schools where students come from and create a school neighborhood and belongings.
We need to plan and manage our growth, and manage APFO better to serve our students, parents and residents. Overcrowded schools are not good for our teachers either.
The following is a picture taken in July 2021, when I spoke at the announcement of Turf Valley ES site acquisition.
appointment: Judith Jones, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Jennifer Hlavka, Coordinator of National Board Certification and Teacher Career Pathways, Dee Lake, Coordinator of Assessment.
update on the e-ticket GoVan system.
filled 99% certified positions.
working on improving hiring process.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Plan
Naming of High School #13 Charter
Policy 8020- Grading and Reporting: Middle & High School
“Beginning with students who were in grade 9 in school year 2021 – 2022, to be promoted to grade 12, students must have at least fourteen credits including two English credits and two mathematics credits, have successfully passed Health I and Lifetime Fitness, and have three years of high school attendance.”
*Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2024 Capital Budget & FY 2025-2029 Capital Improvement Program