Data information for historical reference only
At the start of the 2013 – 2014 school year, the budget process began internally with a
All HCPS employees were given the opportunity to provide their thoughts on potential
cost-saving, revenue-generating, and cost avoidance measures. In addition, an
employee-only budget open forum session was held to allow employees the opportunity
to provide their input directly to the Superintendent.
From there, the public was fully-engaged in the process. In addition to two public open
dedicated budget email
email@example.com, was open for all interested community
feedback in any form they felt appropriate. The email remained open until this
Board voted on the final approved budget for FY2015.
The Superintendent and her Leadership Team spent countless hours
in great detail, each proposal, suggestion and idea. Thoughtful consideration
was given to each idea and many of the ideas were incorporated into this budget
request. We heard very clearly from the public and our employees that our focus
must be on the academic needs of our students and restoring our employees to
a competitive wage package within the job market. With that in mind, the FY 2015
operating budget was driven by four core objectives: preserving the integrity
of the instructional programs, preserving jobs, restoring our salary structure
to ensure it is competitive with other systems, and preserving employee benefits.
The Board of Education’s budget for FY 2015 was approved by the
2014 and by the Harford County Council on September 2, 2014.
Fiscal Year 2015 Superintendent's Approved Budget
Please click on the links below to view the Superintendent's FY2015 Approved Budget.
The Operating Budget represents the comprehensive policy "blue print" of how resources are
fulfill our mission
and beliefs to provide excellent quality education for all students every day. The
Budget is developed and aligned with state and federal law, the HCPS Master Plan,
Board goals and benchmarks and the Strategic Plan.
Fiscal Year 2014 Board of Educations's Approved Budget
Please click on the links below to view the BOE FY2014 Approved Budget.
Fiscal Year 2013 Approved Budget
Please click on the links below to view the BOE FY2013 Approved Budget.
Fiscal Year 2012 Approved Budget
Please click on the links below to view the BOE FY2012 Adopted Budget.
The Board of Education adopted the Board's Approved Budget for FY 2011 at a Board Meeting
Please click on the links below to view the BOE FY2011 Adopted Budget.
June 30, 2008
July 1, 2007
The public is invited to participate in public input sessions as the Superintendent, Board of Education, and County Executive work through the process. Those meeting dates, times and location can be found on www.hcps.org/budget when available.
You can also email questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org throughout the year and participate in HCPS Twitter chats.
Collective bargaining is the labor negotiation process required by the state of Maryland that Harford County Public Schools Board of Education completes in determining the budget.
During this process, the Board formally negotiates labor contracts with employee associations of unions (or bargaining units). State law requires that these labor contracts include items such as work hours, salary, healthcare benefits, and working conditions. A negotiated contract must be ratified by both the Board and employee members of each unit.
There are many people involved in the fair distribution of school funds: The principal and administrative staff at each school determines the use of allocated funds at their school based on student needs.
The Superintendent and leadership team collaborate on the annual budget design.
The Harford County Executive and County Council determine the allocation of funds for the Board of Education.
The Maryland State Legislature and Governor determine the amount of state school funding and allocation of funds to each school district.
The U.S. Congress and President of the United States determine the amount of federal school funding and allocation among states and school districts.
Citizens, like yourself, provide input by voting for elected officials, attending Board of Education meetings and budget work sessions, and participating in County budget hearings.
About 13% of both elementary and middle school students and 11% of high school students receive special education services.
Online Registration for Students New to HCPS is LIVE! Visit https://www.hcps.org/Parents/registeringforschool.aspx for more information on Prekindergarten Applications and New Student Registration!
UPDATE: JULY 1, 2020
STARS OF SUMMER REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Registration is OPEN for HCPS' Stars of Summer, a virtual, camp-like summer school experience for all kindergarten through grade nine HCPS students. The program runs from July 20 through August 13, 2020, Monday through Thursday.
Teacher-led experiences for students in kindergarten through first grade will focus on literacy and numeracy-centered experiences while students in second through ninth grade will see experiences in all content areas ranging from topics like acting, cooking, science, social justice, writing, and more!
Full brochure of options and additional information is posted on hcps.org.
Registration is open through July 8, 2020. You may register your student(s) using the links below:
Kindergarten and Grade 1*: https://bit.ly/2Vvc53U
Grade 2 and Grade 3**: https://bit.ly/3ieYp6U
Grade 4 and Grade 5**: https://bit.ly/38fRYM7
Grade 6 through Grade 9**: https://bit.ly/3gb1u68
*for 2019 – 2020 kindergarten and Grade 1 students
**for 2020 – 2021 Grade 2 through Grade 9 students
We look forward to meeting our Stars of Summer!
UPDATE: JUNE 29, 2020
The following message will be sent to all students/families at 11:00 a.m.:
Good morning. This is an important message regarding P-EBT, a new pandemic program that provides food benefits to children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. ALL HCPS families inadvertently received correspondence indicating they were eligible for the P-EBT program. While the error was identified, mailings of letters and P-EBT cards were already underway.
If you receive the letter and card and do qualify for the benefit, the appropriate funds will be available on your card.
If your family has received the letter and card in error, and you do not have a child eligible for the benefit, there will not be any funds available on the P-EBT card and you may dispose of the letter and card.
If you have questions about the funds on your card, please follow the instructions on the letter and visit www.dhs.maryland.gov/p-EBT for additional information. Thank you and we hope you have a wonderful day.
UPDATE: JUNE 26, 2020
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION BUSINESS MEETING FOR (JULY 13, 2020) 6:30PM
On July 13, 2020 at 6:30PM, the Board of Education of Harford County Business Meeting will be hosted virtually. The Audio Live Stream will be available on HCPS.ORG/BOE/LIVESTREAM.
Community members who wish to submit public comment may do so by submitting comments in writing using the following link Contact Board of Education no later than 12:00 Noon on Monday, July 13, 2020.
The following information must be provided in the contact form when submitting comments:
Please contact Teresa.Schmid@hcps.org with any questions on submitting public comments at the Board of Education Business meeting. Thank you.
UPDATE: JUNE 24, 2020
This information will be sent to all current Kindergarten through grade 8 (entering grade 9 in the 2020-2021 school year) families on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
This summer, HCPS is introducing, Stars of Summer, a virtual, camp-like summer school experience for all kindergarten through incoming grade nine (for the 2020-21 school year) HCPS students. Stars of Summer participants will have unique opportunities to explore and engage in experiences catered to their age group from July 20 through August 14, Monday through Thursday. Teacher-led experiences for students in kindergarten through first grade will focus on literacy and numeracy-centered experiences while students in second through ninth grade will see experiences in all content areas ranging from topics like acting, cooking, science, social justice, writing, and more!
Class sizes will be capped at fifteen students so be sure to tune in July 1 for the program information release and save the dates, July 20 through August 14, Monday through Thursday to participate in Stars of Summer!
Information will be released on hcps.org as well as on HCPS social media channels on July 1. If you have an email address in our mass communication system, we will also email the program information directly to you on July 1. Once the information is released, parents and guardians can find registration information at hcps.org.
UPDATE: JUNE 18, 2020
The following information will be shared with parents/guardians of middle and high school students via Connect5, our mass communication system, on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
As shared in April, all parents and guardians have access to an electronic report card for the fourth quarter and moving forward. The Home Access Center, or HAC, is an online portal that allows parents and guardians to log in and view information pertaining to their child’s attendance, classes, grades, and registration information. Please note that HAC allows one account to be established per child.
If you have not established a HAC account yet, you will need to create an account. Directions to set up an account are posted on the COVID-19 webpage on hcps.org. A HAC account will need to be established in order to access your child’s report card. Grades are to be posted on HAC by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Parents who have technical difficulties establishing a HAC account should contact HomeAccessCenter@hcps.org for assistance. Parents with students in middle and high school should contact their administrator or school counselor with non-technical questions.
UPDATE: JUNE 15, 2020
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION BUSINESS MEETING
FOR JUNE 22, 2020 6:30 P.M.
On June 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., the Board of Education of Harford County Business Meeting will be hosted virtually. The Audio Live Stream will be available on HCPS.ORG/BOE/LIVESTREAM.
Community members who wish to submit public comment may do so by submitting comments in writing at Contact Board of Education no later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020.
The following information must be provided in the contact form when submitting comments:
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