Contracted out: How Maryland school districts do business

The Howard County Public Schools board made 1,468 recorded payments above $25,000 from FY2019 to FY2022 to 598 total distinct vendors. The school board paid these major vendors a total of $2,335,739,169 over that period.

This data does not contain payments to most local, state and federal government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service or Maryland Board of Education, which are often the top vendor, because of inconsistencies among counties in interpreting the reporting law.

Explore the top 10 recipients of that money below, or browse our database for records from Howard County Public Schools.

Top 10 Vendors

Vendor Name Total Amount
Kelly & Associates Insurance Group $760,851,153
Aetna $220,851,772
Express Scripts $191,272,674
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield $162,561,067
Valic Retirement Services Co $106,136,604
Oak Contracting Llc $81,045,838
J Vinton Schafer & Sons $80,290,252
National Information Solutions $40,513,093
CDW Government Inc $34,714,308
Dustin Construction Inc $31,238,697

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Between FY2019 and FY2022, Howard County Public Schools paid a combined $760,851,153 to the vendor Kelly & Associates Insurance Group, which is the school board's top recipient across all payments.

Hover over the bars on the chart below to see the top vendors over the observed years, or hover over the line graph to see the total spending from this school district by year.

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