Currently, the Board of Education pays up to 90% of the premium for coverage selected by the employee. Employees
from three health insurance programs: an HMO plan and two PPO plans. We also offer two dental plan options
with Delta Dental. Employees enrolled in any HCPS medical plan are provided prescription coverage with their
A voluntary Term Life plan is offered to all permanent benefit eligible employees. Employees may choose one times their salary, rounded to the nearest thousand, for Basic Life with Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance. Additionally, employees may choose one to six times their salary, rounded for the nearest thousand, for Supplemental Life insurance. Currently, the Board of Education pays 90% of the premium for Basic Life with AD&D insurance, and the employee is responsible for 100% of the premium for Supplemental Life insurance.
Coursework eligible for partial tuition reimbursement must be applicable toward obtaining or renewing a
Currently, HCPS will reimburse up to $300 per graduate credit and up to $75 per undergraduate credit.
teachers will be reimbursed as qualified. A letter grade of “C” or better is required.
Harford County Public Schools participates in the Maryland State Teachers/Employees Pension System. Membership
for all permanent employees working at least 500 budgeted hours per fiscal year. The pension system is
and employees are required to contribute 7% of their annual salary towards their membership.
HCPS provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all employees which is administered by KEPRO. Sometimes personal and family problems can have a direct impact on personal well being and work performance. Getting
timely, professional help can result in a healthier, more productive individual. HCPS recognize the value
in assisting employees to find the best possible help in a timely manner.
The State and FBI costs for obtaining the Criminal Background Investigation required by the State of Maryland
are paid by
All employees are covered persons under the Casualty Scope of Coverage and School Board Legal Liability Scope of
while acting within the scope of their duties. This coverage provides a liability limit of $100,000 plus
defense costs to employees.
A teacher who holds a professional certificate may receive tenure after three (3) years of satisfactory
transferring from Maryland districts outside of HCPS should inquire about tenure portability.
The Board of Education provides a selection of Traditional tax-deferred or Roth after-tax contribution (457B &
for all employees through Lincoln Financial Group.
Teachers shall be granted seven (7) calendar days of leave for the death of a member of the teacher’s immediate
Teachers shall receive a total of three (3) work days per year with no loss to salary that may be used for
Teachers entering Harford County from another Maryland public school system, may transfer all unused sick leave
been accumulated since September 1, 1966.
In-school and countywide support is provided to all teachers and especially new staff members to assure success.
State approved inservice workshops, appropriate for certification, are offered during the school year and
The Board of Education of Harford County provides workers' compensation insurance for all employees. Each
employee is covered
to the extent required by the Workers' Compensation Law of Maryland.
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.
10/27/2022 12:38 PM
10/4/2022 8:35 AM
Click Here to view archived alerts.