The Assistant Superintendent of Business Services oversees the day-to-day finance, budget, procurement, risk
management and food & nutrition services to support the faculty and staff of the Board of Education.
The Finance Office is responsible for payroll, accounts payable, grants and functional support of the
financial enterprise system. The group prepares fiscal information for the Superintendent, Board of
Education, schools, offices, County and State fiscal authorities and the public related to the actual
financial performance of the system. This includes managing the external audit in order to produce the
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
is responsible for preparing, managing, and monitoring the operating, restricted, food service and
capital budgets for HCPS. The office prepares fiscal information for the Superintendent, Board of Education,
schools, offices, County and State fiscal authorities, and the public.
consists of the Procurement Office and Distribution Center. From textbooks to pencils, millions of
dollars in commodities that touch the lives of each student are purchased every year. These commodities
extend beyond the classroom to the buses that transport students, the facilities that shelter them, and the
food that nourishes them.
Risk Management Department
is committed to contributing to a safe learning environment for students, a safe workplace for
employees, and a safe place to visit and volunteer for our community.
Food and Nutrition Department
manages all aspects of school food service. The Department's primary purpose is to support the
educational process and community through the provision of convenient, economical and healthy meals for
W-2 Form FAQ's and Information
11/30/2022 3:01 PM
11/17/2022 12:59 PM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022:
If you are active military personnel, a civilian or federal employee working and/or living on federal property, your child has received or will receive a form to be completed and returned to school. If your child is not attending school in person, please find a blank form attached to this email. It is very important that we receive the completed form from you, as this is a means of funding that will impact your child’s school system. Persons working on federal property, please be sure to complete the box indicating the specific location of your employment. The forms should be returned to school with your child no later than Friday, November 11, 2022. Blank forms are also available on www.hcps.org on the Resources for Parents page under ‘Forms and Documents.’ Please contact your school if you have any questions.
11/1/2022 8:00 AM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022:
Maryland legislation now requires notification of parent/guardians when a student meal account balance becomes low.
This is to notify you that parents and guardians will soon begin to receive monthly automated communications via phone and email when your student’s meal account reaches $2.60. Notification at this amount will ensure you’re aware you have funds remaining for approximately one meal.
Students without funds on their account will still receive a meal that is charged to their account but will not be able to purchase any snack items, even with cash. Consequently, families with a balance LESS THAN $0 will receive a weekly call notifying that your account balance needs to be paid.
We encourage families to login to your MySchoolBucks account and set your own balance reminders above $2.60 to avoid receiving the monthly or weekly notices. Please note, if you opt out of the balance alerts when they begin, you will be opting yourself out of receiving all HCPS outreach communications.
Federal waivers allowing universally free school meals ended June 30, 2022 – students who do not qualify for meal benefits or whose applications for meal benefits from previous years expired must pay $2.50 for lunch in elementary schools or $2.60 for lunch in secondary schools. The online meal benefit application is available at www.hcpsmenus.com.
If you are unsure of your MySchoolBucks account or balance information, contact Food and Nutrition Services at 410-638-4078 for assistance.
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