Currently, the Board of Education pays up to 90% of the premium for coverage selected by the employee. Employees may select
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.
Job-related coursework or training programs are eligible for partial tuition reimbursement. Currently, HCPS will reimburse
up to $175 per credit. A letter grade of “C” or better is required.
Harford County Public Schools participates in the Maryland State Teachers/Employees Pension System. Membership is mandatory
for all permanent employees working at least 500 budgeted hours per fiscal year. The pension system is contributory
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 Coverage
while acting within the scope of their duties. This coverage provides a liability limit of $100,000 plus
defense costs to employees.
The Board of Education provides a selection of Tax Deferred Compensation (457B & 403B) plans for all employees through Lincoln
Non-certificated employees shall be granted six (6) calendar days of leave for the death of a member of the employee’s immediate
Employees shall receive a total of three (3) work days per year with no loss to salary that may be used for personal business.
Twelve-month employees accrue annual leave based on years of continuous service.
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.
Due to an ongoing power outage that is expected to last for a few more hours, North Bend will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. TODAY, Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
Primary and emergency contacts for students at North Bend Elementary School will receive this message via our mass notification system.
12/7/2022 10:47:57 AM
The systemwide deadline to register for middle school basketball was December 2, but it has come to our attention that several families received inaccurate information with a deadline of December 8. We will honor the inaccurate date for those families who were misinformed. Consequently, registration has reopened at all schools, as we believe the inaccurate information may have been shared outside of what we understand to be the original distribution list.
Middle School athletics registration reopens today, Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. and will remain open through 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, December 8, 2022. Click here to register.
Thank you to those who met the deadline of December 2, 2022. For those who received the inaccurate information, again, registration will close Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.
12/7/2022 6:00 PM
The following message will be sent to all staff, parents and guardians, via phone, email, and text message on December 7, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.:
On Friday, December 9, 2022, all schools will dismiss 3 hours early for students. Please note, half-day PreK will NOT meet on early dismissal dates.
Calendar information for the entire 2022-2023 school year can be found on hcps.org.
12/7/2022 8:11 AM
The following message will be sent to staff and families December 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. via phone, email, and text message:
The window is now open to nominate your favorite teacher from this year, or years past, for the 2023 Teacher of the Year!
Visit hcps.org and click “learn more” in the banner at the top of the page to share a few sentences on why you want your school to consider nominating your favorite teacher this year! The program will look slightly different this year as HCPS will celebrate a night of excellence in education when the Teacher of the Year is announced. In addition to announcing the 2023 Teacher of the Year, we will honor retired or former teachers who will be inducted into the Teacher Hall of Fame.
We want to thank HarfordTV who is planning to broadcast the culminating event on April 12, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. (mark your calendar now!) via their Facebook Live as well as recording for later viewing. Local businesses and community members continue to play an integral part in showing our appreciation for our educators and we look forward to celebrating with everyone again this year! If you or your business would like to support the program this year, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Nominations are due by January 4, 2023. Don't delay- submit your nomination here as soon as possible.
12/6/2022 10:55 AM
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
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