PTACHC Update: Important Issues that Affect our Schools

The PTA Council of Howard County (PTACHC) provides a critical link between our local PTAs and the Howard County Board of Education. Our SJLES PTACHC representatives are working hard to keep us up-to-date on big-picture issues that can have a profound impact on our children at school–including the BOE’s plans for redistricting, school policy updates, facility development, and more. Parental input on these policies is essential. Please take a moment to review this month’s PTACHC updates paying special attention to…

  • A number of important updates revealed in the Legislative Report (see link in document)
  • The HoCo by Design project, which affects the way that land in the county is developed and used, and can impact our schools
  • The BOE’s plans for building new schools and renovating existing schools–which ultimately affect things like overcrowding and redistricting plans