The Board Policy Manual for the Board of Education of Harford County sets forth the existing policies
for the school system.
In Spring 2002, the Board of Education established procedures for development and review of its
policies. Included in these
procedures was direction to the Superintendent to make the policies available to the public
in an electronic format. Accordingly, upon approval of the Board of Education, each policy
section was placed in this web site.
In 2006, the Board took action to reorganize the policies in a format that is more web friendly for
The Policies are now codified in these policy manual sections: Students, Instruction, School
Management, Safety and Security, Stakeholders, Ethics, Personnel, Fiscal, Contracting and
Procurement, District Management, School System Governance, and Equity and Non-Discrimination.
If you need an accessible version of a policy set forth on our website, please contact the Manager of Communications at 410-588-5203 or direct your inquiry to that office in writing to the following address:
This is important information for families with students in first grade through twelfth grade.
For over 20 years, HCPS school counselors have administered needs assessments. The results of the assessment are used to determine how HCPS staff can provide more direct, and specific supports to our students. In the past, we have not sent a communication making families aware of the upcoming needs assessment, but we understand that some families would like to know more about how HCPS collects information to better support your student in school. We hope you will encourage your child to share their true thoughts and feelings as we look to provide as supportive and nurturing a school environment as possible for all students.
Students do not have to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment with the school counselor and can let their school counselor know if they do not want to participate. You may also send an email to your student’s school counselor to make them aware if you do not want your child to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment.
9/23/2022 4:30 PM
The 2023-2024 HCPS School Year Operational Calendar was presented to the Board of Education at the September 19, 2022 Board Business meeting. The Board will accept feedback on the proposed calendar for 60 days. At the conclusion of the 60 days of public comment, the calendar committee will review feedback received, determine if adjustments are needed to the proposed calendar, then present a final draft of the calendar to the Board of Education in December for a vote. You can view the calendar presentation from the Board of Education meeting in its entirety here.
After reviewing the presentation, click here to review the proposed calendar and provide your support of the proposed calendar or your suggested edits.
9/21/2022 10:00 AM
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