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.

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

AACPS Transportation
More Teachers, More Counselors, More Special Ed teachers/support staff School Start Times
Lead testing: Info on the lead testing can be found at https://www.aacps.org/watertestresults. Dr. Arlotto’s September 5, 2018, letter to parents at schools that have not yet been tested

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 Calendar

Contacts

AACPS Board of Education Members
Email to all Board Members: [email protected]
For a list of all Board Members & Contact Information click here

AACPS Superintendent:
Dr. George Arlotto  |  OR [email protected]

AACPS Regional Assistant Superintendent:
Jolyn Davis  | 410-626-9747  | 410-626-9748  

Annapolis Education Commission
Email: [email protected]

Anne Arundel County Executive
Stuart Pittman | (410) 222-1821  
Constituent Services

Anne Arundel County Council
For a list of District 1 Council members with contact information, click here

Resources

Budget Adoption Process

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

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.

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.

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.

The Board of Education adopts final budget.