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:
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.
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.
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.
The Gifted Education Committee discusses and reviews the impact of the Gifted Education
Program on higher student achievement.
This committee provides input into program improvements and initiatives in the school
system. It reviews existing procedures
pertaining to safety and security.
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.
Each year, the Board of Education establishes an annual "charge" or "area of study" for each
Citizen Advisory Committee.
The following are the charges for each committee: