Saturday, August 1, 2015

Howard County Board of Education Meeting Near Emerson in August

We have a rare opportunity to attend a Howard County Board of Education meeting close to home on Thursday, August 13, 2015.

Due to renovation of their usual facilities in Ellicott City, the Board is holding its regularly scheduled meetings in schools in different locations around the County, and this month will be at Forest Ridge Elementary School on Gorman Road.

One of the residents of Emerson has been tracking BoE issues and Southeast Howard County has been asking the Board to hold meetings that are easier for residents to attend.

We know that many of you chose to live in Emerson because you prize Howard County's high-performing schools.

This is your opportunity to hear directly from the Board that most directly affects the management of those schools.

Howard County Board of Education

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time: 4 PM and 7:30 PM (see below)
Location: Forest Ridge Elementary School (Cafetorium), 9550 Gorman Road, Laurel, MD 20723

There will be two sessions on August 13:

  • Afternoon Session (4 PM): Regular Board Meeting
  • Evening Session (7:30 PM): Pre-Development Public Work Session on FY17 Capital Budget & FY18-22 Capital Improvement Program

From Howard County:

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2015, the meeting will be held at Forest Ridge Elementary School, 9550 Gorman Road, Laurel MD 20723.

Both the afternoon and the evening session, which convenes at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a “Public Forum,” when members of the public may address the Board on any topic other than those for which a formal public hearing process exists. Advanced sign up is preferred. To sign up to speak at Public Forum, contact the Board’s office at 410-313-7194.

During the evening session, a Pre-development Work session on FY2017 Capital Budget & FY2018-2022 Capital Improvement Program will be held.

Due to the remote location of the Board of Education Meeting on August 13, the meeting can be viewed on the HCPSS Livestream site at

Individuals who would like to request a sign language interpreter for any meeting of the Board of Education may contact Colleen Rice, Interpreter Scheduler, at 410-313-7046. A two week advanced notice is preferred.

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