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Board of Education of Harford County
102 South Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014

Senate Bill 629 (2009 Session of the Maryland General Assembly), effective July 1, 2009, changes the Board of Education of Harford County from a fully appointed Board to an elected-appointed Board consisting of six elected members and three members appointed by the Governor of the State of Maryland for four-year terms to be phased in over a period of time. For details on Senate Bill 629, visit mlis.state.md.us. In addition, there is a student member to the Board who serves a one-year term while a high school senior. The student is elected by the Harford County Regional Association of Student Councils.

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Authority and Responsibility of the Board of Education and the Superintendent  

Collective Bargaining Information



About the Board of Education


Board of Education Contact Information

Teresa Schmid
Board of Education
Administrative Assistant

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Board of Education Meeting Information

Regular meetings of the Board of Education are normally held on the second and fourth Monday of each month (except July and August) at 6:30 p.m. Special meetings may also be held throughout the year. All meetings are announced in advance in the newspapers or the HCPS web site and in other print/electronic media including the Harford Cable Network. Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise announced.

If you wish to appear before the board, please complete a public comment form located at the entrance of the Board room. Comment cards must be completed and placed in the comment box prior to the start of the Board meeting. Cards will be collected and called in the order received. Those who wish to speak after the Board meeting has started, may submit their comments in writing to the Board President at 102 S. Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014. Please note the following time restrictions for public comments. Three minutes - Individual. Five minutes - Group Representation.

To request disability-related reasonable accommodations, please call (410) 838-7300 voice, 7-1-1 TTY or e-mail Jillian.Lader@hcps.org at least three days prior to the meeting/event.



The Board Seeks Public Input

Throughout the year, the Board will seek views and comments from the public on a number of issues.
 
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Audit Committee

Coordinator: Mrs. Laura Tucholski (410-588-5297)

The Audit Committee’s primary duties and responsibilities as established by the Audit Committee Charter are to: serve as an independent and objective party to monitor the District’s financial reporting process and internal controls; review and appraise the efforts of the external auditors, financial and senior management and the Internal Auditor; and provide an open avenue of communication among the external auditors, financial and senior management, the Internal Auditor and the Board.

Charge
The Audit Committee assists the Board of Education in fulfilling its fiduciary oversight responsibilities.
View the Audit Committee charter.  


Office of Internal Audit

The Office of Internal Audit is responsible for assisting the Board of Education of Harford County and Harford County Public Schools by providing objective reviews of operations to confirm efficient and effective use of resources, improve internal controls, and strengthen Harford County Public Schools operations. The main objective is to add transparency and accountability of HCPS, its leaders and employees. The Board of Education of Harford County has established the Office of Internal Audit through the Office of Internal Audit’s Board Policy  . Additionally, the Board approved the Office of Internal Audit Charter to define the internal audit activity’s purpose, authority, and responsibility.

Annual Audit Plan

Each year, the Office of Internal Audit submits its risk based annual audit plan to the Board of Education of Harford County for its approval. The Audit Plan communicates the internal audit activity's plans for the year. All significant changes will be communicated to the Board of Education and senior management.

FY2020 Audit Plan  

FY2019 Annual Update  

FY2019 Audit Plan  

FY2018 Annual Update  

FY2018 Audit Plan  

FY2017 Annual Update  

FY2017 Audit Plan  

Audit Committee

Organizationally the Office of Internal Audit reports to the Board of Education of Harford County. The Audit Committee is a group of citizens and Board Members who provide additional guidance to the Office of Internal Audit. The Audit Committee serves to promote, maintain, and enhance the independence and objectivity of the internal audit function by ensuring broad audit coverage, adequate consideration of audit reports, and appropriate action on recommendations.

Staff

Internal Auditor
Laura J. Tucholski, CPA, CIA, CFE, CRMA
410-588-5297
Email: laura.tucholski@hcps.org

Internal Audit Clerk
Helen Grant
410-809-6078
Email: helen.grant@hcps.org


REPORT FRAUD, WASTE AND ABUSE

The Internal Auditor’s primary objective is to improve Harford County Public Schools’ operations. If you are aware of misuse of HCPS resources, we would like to know so that the matter can be investigated. You can reach the fraud hotline by telephone, mail or email. All come directly to the Internal Auditor. When contacting the Fraud Hotline, please provide as many details as possible, including who, what, when, why and how. We may want to contact you for additional information. We will take appropriate precautions to keep your report confidential.

Call: Fraud Hotline 410-809-6056

OR

Fraud, Waste or Abuse Reporting Form  

Please email the completed form to the Internal Auditor.