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Board Begins Process to Select a Permanent Superintendent

August 18th, 2017

The Howard County Board of Education voted at its regularly scheduled meeting on August 17, 2017, to move forward with the process to select a permanent superintendent for the Howard County Public School System.

In May, the Board appointed current Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano to a one-year term, which extends through June 30, 2018. The Board will follow a competitive process in alignment with Policy 4050, Procurement of Goods and/or Services, to seek proposals from professional search firms. This is the first step for the Board to determine whether to engage a professional search firm or follow another process for the search. The Board will announce by early September 2017 its plan and timeline for the superintendent search process, which will include a public hearing and other opportunities for community input.

After the search process is complete, the Board will appoint the permanent superintendent to a four-year term that will commence on July 1, 2018.