Currently, the Board of Education pays up to 90% of the premium for coverage selected by the employee. Employees
from three health insurance programs: an HMO plan and two PPO plans. We also offer two dental plan options
with Delta Dental. Employees enrolled in any HCPS medical plan are provided prescription coverage with their
A voluntary Term Life plan is offered to all permanent benefit eligible employees. Employees may choose
one times or two times their annual salary rounded up to the nearest thousand. Currently the Board of Education
pays 90% of the premium for one times salary.
Coursework eligible for partial tuition reimbursement must be applicable toward obtaining or renewing a
Currently, HCPS will reimburse up to $300 per graduate credit and up to $75 per undergraduate credit.
teachers will be reimbursed as qualified. A letter grade of “C” or better is required.
Harford County Public Schools participates in the Maryland State Teachers/Employees Pension System. Membership
for all permanent employees working at least 500 budgeted hours per fiscal year. The pension system is
and employees are required to contribute 7% of their annual salary towards their membership.
HCPS provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all employees which is administered by APS Healthcare,
personal and family problems can have a direct impact on personal well being and work performance. Getting
timely, professional help can result in a healthier, more productive individual. HCPS recognize the value
in assisting employees to find the best possible help in a timely manner.
The State and FBI costs for obtaining the Criminal Background Investigation required by the State of Maryland
are paid by
All employees are covered persons under the Casualty Scope of Coverage and School Board Legal Liability Scope of
while acting within the scope of their duties. This coverage provides a liability limit of $100,000 plus
defense costs to employees.
A teacher who holds a professional certificate may receive tenure after three (3) years of satisfactory
transferring from Maryland districts outside of HCPS should inquire about tenure portability.
The Board of Education provides a selection of Traditional tax-deferred or Roth after-tax contribution (457B &
for all employees through Lincoln Financial Group.
Teachers shall be granted seven (7) calendar days of leave for the death of a member of the teacher’s immediate
Teachers shall receive a total of three (3) work days per year with no loss to salary that may be used for
Teachers entering Harford County from another Maryland public school system, may transfer all unused sick leave
been accumulated since September 1, 1966.
In-school and countywide support is provided to all teachers and especially new staff members to assure success.
State approved inservice workshops, appropriate for certification, are offered during the school year and
The Board of Education of Harford County provides workers' compensation insurance for all employees. Each
employee is covered
to the extent required by the Workers' Compensation Law of Maryland.