Superintendent's Proposed for Budget Fiscal Year 2024 (Full Document - Large Download)
Board of Education's Approved Budget Budget For Fiscal Year 2023 (Full Document - Large Download)
Data information for historical reference only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.
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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.
Do you know about our Learning Together program? HCPS is looking for typically developing 3- and 4-year-old children to participate in a free, 2- or 3-half-day preschool program for the 2023-2024 school year. The purpose of the Learning Together Program is to have typically developing children learning alongside preschool children with disabilities. The program promotes social, communication, literacy, and numeracy skill development for all children.
The program is located at the following schools: Meadowvale Elementary, Havre de Grace Elementary, Edgewood Elementary, Homestead/Wakefield Elementary, Youths Benefit Elementary, and North Bend Elementary.
Children must be at least 3-years old as of September 1, 2023 and be toilet trained.
For more information and to access the application, visit https://www.hcps.org/departments/instructionalsupport/specialeducation/learningtogether/
Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
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Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) is pleased to announce Joppatowne High School has been approved by the Department of the Army to establish a U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program, effective February 1, 2023. Students currently in eighth grade throughout the county will be able to apply to join JROTC at Joppatowne High. Applications will be available Tuesday, January 17, 2023, through Friday, February 10, 2023, on hcps.org and in all middle school counseling offices.
Click here to watch a Parent Academy Real Talk about JROTC in HCPS!
In May 2016, the Board of Education of Harford County approved the submission of the JROTC application and the establishment of the program at Joppatowne High School. Strong support was provided from the Military Officers Association of America; Susquehanna Chapter; and numerous local, state, and federal leaders for instituting a program at Joppatowne High. Joppatowne High was the first school in the nation to offer a high school curriculum program for Homeland Security. The Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness Program is a signature curriculum that is affiliated with internships and instruction from area colleges and civil defense agencies. JROTC is an excellent addition to the program.
Harford County is the proud home of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). APG is the largest employer in the county and is a critical US Army research, development, test, and evaluation installation. In 2017, APG and the surrounding community celebrated the 100th anniversary of APG as a national military garrison. This year, Harford County celebrates a 250-year anniversary. Launching the JROTC program in Harford County is a great addition and way to continue to celebrate Harford County’s legacy.
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Applications will open next week, on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, for the blended virtual learning programs at Swan Creek School for the 2023-2024 school year. If you are interested in applying for grades 2-12 e-learning or grades 6-12 for in-person, blended learning, please visit the Swan Creek School website for additional information about the school.
Applications will be due February 15, 2023. Students will be informed of their enrollment status by March 31, 2023. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of seats per classroom, a lottery system will be implemented.
If after reviewing the program information on the website you have questions about the program or application process, please contact Swan Creek School at 410-273-5594.
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This is an important message for all parents and guardians with a student in twelfth grade.
Graduation dates, times, and locations have been finalized. Visit the calendar page on hcps.org for the full schedule and visit our YouTube channel or click here to watch the latest Parent Academy Real Talk discussing graduation ceremonies this year.
Your school will provide additional details about your schools specific graduation ceremony.
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The following message is being sent to all contacts in our mass notification system via phone, email, and text message at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2022:
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) approved the HCPS application to conduct asynchronous virtual instruction on up to 3 inclement weather days. HCPS staff are diligently working to prepare a “practice” of what this will look like. That practice is scheduled for the evening of Monday, January 9, 2023. Prekindergarten students will receive a bag of supplies when the bags are delivered. Students in kindergarten through grade 12 will bring their device home January 9, 2023; as part of their homework, they must log into their inclement weather tile, which will appear on Canvas, and send a confirmation message to the teacher. The HCPS curriculum offices is creating the assignment that every single student will do that will be a quick confirmation that they were able to get in.
If your school needs to adjust the systemwide asynchronous virtual instruction plan, they will reach out to your directly with additional information.
Please note, if there is a need to close HCPS for inclement weather PRIOR to January 9, we will NOT utilize virtual instruction. Following the practice on the evening of January 9, HCPS plans to conduct asynchronous virtual instruction on the first 3 closures for inclement weather.
Families can expect additional details to be available on hcps.org, including information about where to access asynchronous virtual instruction, what time it will be available, as well as a Parent Academy video with additional details. This will be available prior to the January 9, 2022 scheduled "practice."
Again, MSDE approved the HCPS application for asynchronous virtual instruction on inclement weather days and we look forward to having a very brief systemwide “practice” after school on Monday, January 9, 2023. Additional details will be made available as soon as possible.
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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.
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