Hi, I'm Cindy
I'm Cindy Vaillancourt and I've lived in Howard County for over 20 years. I had two kids in the Howard County Public School System and my grandson will be an HCPSS student in the near future. My children benefited from the many resources available in our school system and I'm running for Board of Education to make sure that all Howard County students have access to those same resources regardless of which school they attend.
I served on the Howard County Board of Education from 2010-2018, including as Chair of the Board of Education. While on the Board, I successfully saved after school activity funding and 6th grade Outdoor Education. I drove important conversations and moved the needle toward later, healthier school start times, culminating in a successful vote to move start times. I also successfully lobbied our legislators in Annapolis to change state law so that local Boards of Education are now authorized to fire Superintendents for cause, ensuring Howard County taxpayers will never again be burdened with expensive severance packages for leaders who are not performing to our community's standards. I will continue to lead our school system toward a more equitable future.