Why is HCPSS using an external consultant for redistricting plans, and what is the cost?

The HCPSS Office of School Planning is comprised of three employees who have other responsibilities beyond reviewing school boundaries. In order to provide the Howard County community and the Superintendent with the support required, the services of a consultant were pursued.

On Dec. 19, 2021, the Board of Education accepted a bid from Cooperative Strategies, Inc., not to exceed $395,000, to lead the boundary review process.