Frank Aquino, a corporate attorney, was elected to the Howard County Board of Education in 2006. He was Board Chairman from 2007-2009 and Vice Chairman from 2006-2007. He is a Director of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) and a Trustee of the MABE Workers Compensation Fund.
Since 1994, he has lived in Ellicott City with his wife Mary, a Senior Attorney with the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau,. They have three children, all attend or are graduates of the HCPSS.
A public education advocate for many years, Mr. Aquino initially concentrating on issues pertaining to school overcrowding and redistricting; the need for new school construction; the funding mechanisms required to support it, and school system budgets.
Mr. Aquino served on many school system committees, including the Civility Policy Committee, which he had recommended the Board adopt. He served multiple terms on the Boundary Line Advisory Committee, the Board’s Operating Budget Review Committee and the County Executive’s Spending Affordability Advisory Committee. Mr. Aquino was also an active member of the PTA Council of Howard County and the PTA Executive Committees of each of his children’s schools.
Mr. Aquino holds BA in Economics from Rutgers College; a Masters In Business Administration from Loyola College and a Law Degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Mr. Aquino believes Howard County’s number one ranking as the best public school system in Maryland is an invaluable asset to the community and is committed to the school system’s continued success.