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Citizen Advisory Committees

The Board of Education of Harford County seeks to review information, provide for systemic community input, study the budgetary and educational impact of programs and mandates on students and the school system, as well as to explore options on the issues and action-requests that come before the Board. To help to achieve these ends, the Board has established five citizen advisory committees as outlined below:


Citizen Advisory Committees

Budget Advisory Committee
Coordinator: Mr. William B. Seccurro (410-588-5347)

The Board of Education of Harford County (the "Board") has established a Budget Citizen Advisory Committee (the "Committee") with responsibilities and specific duties in providing input on an advisory basis to the Board as it considers the adoption of Harford County Public Schools Annual Budget by recommending ways to improve the budget, the budgeting process and its presentation to the community.

Career and Technology Education
Coordinator: Mr. Robert Limpert (410-588-5244)

Members of the Career and Technology Education Citizen Advisory Council serve as advisors, advocates, and reviewers for Career and Technology Education Programs, which prepare students for further education and careers in current and emerging professions. The Council solicits participation from individuals representing businesses in the ten Maryland Career Clusters.

Family Life Education
Coordinator: Mrs. Ginny Popiolek (410-588-5274)

This committee participates with the school system's Family Life Education Committee in decisions regarding materials to be used in the kindergarten through twelfth grade educational program on Family Life and Human Development and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Gifted Education
Coordinator: Dr. Peter Carpenter (410-588-5354)

The Gifted Education Committee discusses and reviews the impact of the Gifted Education Program on higher student achievement.

Safety and Security
Coordinator: Mr. Bob Benedetto (410-638-4242)

This committee provides input into program improvements and initiatives in the school system. It reviews existing procedures pertaining to safety and security.

Special Education
Coordinator: Dr. Susan Austin (410-588-5246)

The Special Education Citizen’s Advisory Committee (SECAC) operates as a partnership between parents and families, community leaders and organizations, educators and HCPS leadership in support of the needs of children with disabilities. No application process is needed to participate on SECAC.