The Howard County Board of Education is seeking public input as it moves forward with the process of selecting a permanent superintendent, who will be appointed to a four-year term to commence on July 1, 2018. Community members are invited to submit desired leadership characteristics and priorities by completing a survey. The survey responses will be shared with the Board of Education and will inform the superintendent search process.
The online survey is available on the hcpss.org website or at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S2Z5FXR. Electronic responses from the online survey will be collected through 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 22.
Paper copies may also be downloaded on the hcpss.org website or at http://www.hcpss.org/f/news/superintendent-community-input-2017.pdf. Printed responses from the paper survey will be collected through noon on Wednesday, December 6.
The Board of Education will host two forums for the public to attend and provide direct input on the superintendent search process. These forums will be held on:
November 30, 2017 from 4-5 p.m. at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042
December 5, 2017 from 7-8 p.m. at Wilde Lake Middle School, 10481 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
In May 2017, the Board appointed current Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano to a one-year term, which extends through June 30, 2018. The Board voted on August 17 to move forward with the process to select a permanent superintendent, and a public hearing was held September 28.