Dear Delegates and Presidents,
The Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing on the Proposed 2014 - 2015 Academic Calendar on Thursday, January 9th at 7:30 p.m. at 10910 Clarksville Pike, Boardrooms A&B, Ellicott City.
The Calendar Committee (members of the public, non-HCPSS organizations and HCPSS staff) presented their recommended Academic Calendar to the Superintendent. The Superintendent chose not to submit the Calendar Committee's recommended Academic Calendar to the Board of Education. Instead, the Superintendent submitted an Academic Calendar that did not reflect all of the suggestions of the Calendar Committee to the Board of Education.
Committee's Recommended Academic Calendar: http://www.ptachc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Committee-Proposed_2014_15.pdf
The Superintendent's Proposed Academic Calendar: http://www.hcpss.org/news/calendars/propcal201415.pdf
If you have strong feelings about either calendar, please take the opportunity on Thursday to testify before the Board of Education and let them know what you think about the Superintendent's Proposed Academic Calendar.
You can also send an email to the Board of Education members with your thoughts as well. Please send your emails to each Board of Education member's individual email addresses:
and the general email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please share this email with other parents and members of your community.
If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you can watch it live on the web at http://hcpsstv.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=6
PTA Council of Howard County
PTA Council of Howard County office