To evaluate the current state of our school systems sustainability by analyzing the
effectiveness of our
plan and environmental stewardship through education.
In June 2008, the Harford County Board of Education reaffirmed their commitment to
becoming a more
and sustainable organization with their approval of our
Management Plan . This
Plan provides a framework toward our
The purposes of this policy are to establish Board goals and objectives relating to
stewardship; to facilitate responsible conservation practices; to emphasize
environmental education curriculum; to allow Harford County Public Schools
(HCPS) to comply with current and future regulations relating to energy
management and conservation; to establish practices that will be applied
to all aspects of HCPS operation to include but not limited to Operations
and Facilities Management, Transportation, Planning and Construction,
Purchasing, and School Based Decisions.
The purpose of these procedures are to establish administrative regulations which
implement the Board of
Policy and establish specific criteria and requirements relating to energy
use, conservation, and sustainability at all levels of HCPS operations.
Our schools rely on the efforts performed by many supporting departments. Below are
some of those
and highlights of their efforts to promote our students wellbeing and
the organizations sustainability. Our individual departments work with
the Office Of Resource and Energy Conservation to evaluate their current
practices and identify new processes to consider implementing
Many or our new schools are equipped with energy saving technologies to reduce
consumption and have a
impact. Some of these technologies include:
One of our goals in the Office Of Resource and Energy Conservation is to educate and
assist the parents
who are a vital part
of our school community. We hope that you will find useful information on our
website as it applies
to our efforts in maintaining a healthy atmosphere for your children. Our goal as an
system is to provide the highest level of education in facilities that mirror the
concepts that we teach.
Do you know what is in the plastic you use to drink or eat from?
One of our goals in the Office of Resource and Energy Conservation to promote an
program while creating an atmosphere that is exciting and motivating for our
students. The Harford
Educational Leadership Program or HELP is designed to provide resources, information
that facilitate that goal. Please use this website to gather information about our
other environmental link that may help you.
Our goal in the Office of Resource and Energy Conservation is to help our
educators teach the next
generation of environmentally
responsible citizens. This website has many tools and resources for you and your
to use and incorporate into your lessons. But there is always some new great
everyday, so we welcome any ideas, lessons, or projects that you would like to
post for the
benefit of students and teachers. In addition, we would love to post the
those on our school community.
Teachers! Have your students conduct an
Single-stream Recycling Video:
Recycling - (WMRA)
The Tools for Schools Program is intended to assist the teachers,
students, and staff in
monitoring and maintaining a healthy
learning environment to work and learn in.
For more information on the Tools for Schools Program, follow this
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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