The proposed Ho. Co. 10-23 bill, signed by the “Howard County State Delegation, Chair” (currently chaired by Senator Clarence Lam and Delegate Courtney Watson), gives the Howard County Executive the power to appoint two HCPSS Board members every four years and to scrap the five County District-specific Board members, replacing them with just three State Legislative District-specific (Districts 9, 12, and 13) Board members.

The final proposed breakdown of the HCPSS Board of Education, if this bill passes, will be as follows:

There is a Public Hearing for this bill (Ho. Co. 10-23) that will take place on Wednesday, December 14, from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building ( 3430 Court House Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21043 ). 

“The Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, chaired by Senator Clarence Lam and Delegate Courtney Watson, will hold a public hearing for citizen input on local legislation proposed for the 2023 General Assembly session. The hearing will be held in the Banneker Room in the George Howard building from 7pm until approximately 9:30pm. Signup will occur from 6:20 pm-6:50pm outside the Banneker Room. Please bring 13 copies of written testimony if it accompanies oral testimony. Speaking is not a requirement, so written testimony may also be emailed to hoc1@mlis.state.md.us .

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