Where is the General Plan Chapter on Schools?
Howard County’s main economic engine is its school system. According to a 2016 report, the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) provides 8 percent of total annual county output. Yet, for over two decades, the county has failed to integrate HCPSS into its General Plan development.
As a result, HCPSS is woefully short of capacity for our students. There are 129 relocatable classrooms in use at elementary schools, 53 in middle schools, and 56 in high schools.
The Howard County Capital Budget (Project E1045) includes $2M for still more relocatable classrooms in 2023, and $1.5M per year for every year thereafter….
Name a Building in Howard County After Liz Bobo
Since 1969, Howard County has had 10 County Executives. Liz Bobo is Howard County’s first and only female County Executive, who served between 1986 and 1990, as well as the first female County Executive in Maryland history.
She served one term after implementing the county’s first and only moratorium on the construction of residential development due to the lack of infrastructure mitigation.
Developers and their allies in the Democratic and Republican Parties funded her Republican challenger, Charles Ecker, who served two terms.
Former County Executive Liz Bobo then went on to serve in the General Assembly from 1995 to 2015.
She continues to be involved and lead on important issues. As a resident of Columbia, she has raised concerns about how the master developer Howard Hughes Corporation has strayed far from Jim Rouse’s vision of a racially and economically integrated Columbia….
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