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HCPSS Submits Blueprint Plan to the State

March 16th, 2023

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has submitted its initial draft of the Blueprint Local Implementation Plan to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB). The plan, which covers the 2021-2022 through the 2023-2024 school years, consists of HCPSS’ responses to 164 question prompts covering the five pillars of the Blueprint: early childhood education, high-quality and diverse teachers and leaders, college and career readiness, more resources for students to be successful, and governance and accountability.

Within each pillar, HCPSS has outlined how it will meet the requirements put forth by MSDE in accordance with the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. HCPSS’ plan highlights the expansion of full-day pre-K; recruiting a more diverse workforce; expanding career and college readiness pathways; offering more supports to students who are English learners, have disabilities, or need more health and mental health supports; and planning for stakeholder engagement.

Community members are invited to review the current draft plan and submit feedback to HCPSS. The plan is under review by MSDE and HCPSS will make revisions to the plan through May 2023 based on feedback received. Learn more about HCPSS’s Blueprint Implementation online.