Advocate

Advocacy is at the core of our PTA mission to make every child’s potential a reality. By engaging and educating members on important issues at the local, state and national level, our PTA becomes an important voice in making decisions that impact Hillsmere families.

Looking for AACPS and County Official contact info?  Just scroll down the page. 

REBUILD HILLSMERE!

AACPS approved the recommendation to build a new building, on the land at the back of our school, which will allow students to remain in the current building with minimal distraction during construction! Next step –  ensure the county budget includes the appropriate funding to move forward with construction.    

More info on the County Budget and links to virtual meetings can be found at https://www.aacounty.org/departments/county-council/fy-21-budget/index.html 

Other Advocacy Issues

General Advocacy Actions and Contacts

NOTE: All BOARD OF EDUCATION AND COUNTY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE VIRTUAL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Attend Board of Education meetings

Sign up to speak!  Does your child have something to say?  Bring them too!
Remember, public comments are limited to three minutes each.

First and Third Wednesdays of most months

LOCATION(a block away from Annapolis High School)
Carol S. Parham Building
2644 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

2020 -2021 Board of Education Meetings

  • Wednesday, November 18 – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 2 – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 16 – 7:00 pm FY 2022 Operating & Capital Budget Recommendation- Information Item
  • Public Hearing – Budget Tuesday, January 5 – 6:30 pm Old Mill High School
  • Wednesday, January 6 – 10:00 am
  • Public Hearing – Budget Thursday, January 7 – 6:30 pm Parham Building – Riva Road
  • Workshop – Budget Tuesday, January 19 – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 20 – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 3 – 10:00 am
  • Tuesday, February 16 – TBD. FY 2022 Operating & Capital Budget Recommendation – Approval
  • Thursday, February 18 – TBD FY 2022 Operating & Capital Budget Approval as Amended (as needed)
  • Wednesday, March 3 – 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, March 17 – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 7 – 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, April 21 – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 5 – 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, May 19 – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 2 – 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, June 16 – 7:00 pm ** FY 2022 Operating & Capital Budget Recommendation – Adoption

AACPS Board of Education Members (Additional info can be found here)

Email to all Board Members:  Boardoffice@aacps.org 

Annapolis Education Commission


Anne Arundel County Executive

Anne Arundel County Council

County Council Members Phone: (410) 222-1401 or Fax: (410) 222-1755

Additional Council member info can be found at https://www.aacounty.org/departments/county-council/councilmembers/index.html 

Resources

 Budget Adoption Process


Superintendent submits recommended Operating & Capital Budgets to the Board of Education.

Arrow Pointing Down

The Board of Education reviews the budget as recommended by the Superintendent. The Board may recommend the budget as it stands, reduce or expand it and submit to the County Executive.

Arrow Pointing Down

The County Executive reviews the budget as recommended by the Board of Education. The County Executive may approve the budget as it stands, reduce it, or adjust funds within specified categories and submit to the County Council.

Arrow Pointing Down

The County Council has 45 days to review the County Executive’s proposed budget. The Council may approve the budget as it stands, reduce it or restore funds cut by the County Executive.  The County Council’s approved budget is then provided to the Board of Education.

Arrow Pointing Down

The Board of Education adopts final budget.