Data information for historical reference only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
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com 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.
This is an important request of families with students in 4th through 12th grade.
If your student brought their HCPS-issued Chromebook or laptop home with them this weekend, please have them plug in the device to an electrical outlet, and power on the device. Please have your student sign in, and leave the device powered on for approximately one hour. This will prompt the device to receive required updates.
Allowing devices to update at home this weekend will save students and staff time completing the updates on their devices at school next week.
If your student’s device was left in the school, they will receive the updates when they log on at school and no further action is needed on your part.
In June of 2021, the Superintendent received boundary adjustment recommendations. These recommendations were from the Advisory Team charged to evaluate and develop potential solutions to balance enrollment throughout the HCPS school district. Since receiving the recommendations, the Superintendent has been working with HCPS staff to develop draft recommendations that will be presented to the public for additional input.
Thank you to all who have been involved in the process to date and have provided feedback during the first two phases of the process. The data gathered through community input provided the guidance needed by the Advisory Team. Stakeholder responses to surveys, attendance at various education forums, Board of Education meetings, and the many submissions of testimony and alternate suggestions have provided much-needed feedback throughout the process so far.
As we continue with the third phase of the process, we again ask for public involvement and feedback on the Superintendent’s recommendations to address overcrowding in our schools. Using this feedback, he will forward his recommendation to the Board of Education in October 2021. The Board of Education will make a final decision in February 2022.
The virtual public input forums will take place via Zoom from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the dates below. During these forums, participants will be put into small discussion groups to provide feedback on the changes. For this reason, community members who plan to participate in a virtual forum are asked to register their intent to attend by clicking the date below. Please note, registration for an event will close 48 hours prior to the event date.
It is suggested the public participate in the forum associated with your secondary attendance area; however, participants are not required to attend the meeting with their attendance area listed. You may address any attendance area at any of the forums listed.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (Fallston, Joppatowne, and North Harford)
Thursday, September 23, 2021 (Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, and Edgewood)
Thursday, September 30, 2021 (Bel Air, C. Milton Wright, and Patterson Mill)
As a reminder, the Superintendent’s draft recommendations, boundary maps, and map books associated with the boundary adjustments being proposed, are available on the Balancing Enrollment page on hcps.org.
Additionally, please be advised notifications and updates will be communicated via HCPS’ Connect5 phone, email, text, and posted to the HCPS Balancing Enrollment Webpage. You are encouraged to register for or update your information for HCPS communications at the links below. This will ensure you receive all direct mass communication about the balancing enrollment initiative as we move forward in the process.
Community Members https://hcpscommunityconnect.bbcportal.com/
Parents/Guardians - https://hcpsparentconnect.bbcportal.com/
Thank you for your continued engagement and participation.
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