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
UPDATE: JUNE 16, 2021
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text to all contacts in our mass communication system at 10:00 a.m.
On Tuesday, June 15, Governor Hogan announced that the state of emergency and mask mandate will be lifted effective July 1 for the state of Maryland. As of July 1, Harford County Public Schools will adhere to the Governor’s announcement and will remove the mask mandate in all HCPS schools and offices. This means that for all in-person summer school instruction and summer programs, students, and staff, will not be required to wear masks as of July 1. If you would like your child to continue wearing a mask in school, please instruct your child to do so. In addition, for the 4th of July events that occur after July 1, students and chaperones may choose to wear masks, but HCPS will not require masks during 4th of July events occurring after July 1. Participants will still need to follow any parade committee guidelines. We expect to begin the 2021-2022 school year without masks. We will continue to dialogue with the Harford County Health Department, as well as review CDC and MSDE guidance around schools and best practice response to COVID-19 throughout the summer. We hope you have a wonderful summer.
UPDATE: JUNE 15, 2021
BOARD OF EDUCATION OF HARFORD COUNTY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PARTICIPATION
BUSINESS MEETING – JUNE 21, 2021 – 6:30PM
The Board of Education of Harford County Business Meeting will be held on June 21, 2021 at 6:30PM with only Board Members, staff, and presenters in attendance virtually. The meeting will be streamed live and archived for later viewing on the HCPS Website.
Public Comment Participation Call-In Process
Community members who wish to provide comments during the Public Comments segment of the Business meeting are required to register by completing this form Public Comment Registration Form, https://www.hcps.org/boe/publiccommentrequest.aspx
Registrations must be received by 9:00AM on Monday, June 21, 2021. All fields on the registration form must be completed.
First and Last name
1. Registered speakers will receive an email from HCPS with a Call-in Phone # and a Conference ID #.
2. Registered speakers are required to call-in and enter the conference ID# at 6:30PM on Monday, June 21, 2021.
3. Important: If you are unable to take your phone off mute, you may need to dial *6.
4. All speakers, regardless of affiliation, will receive 3-minutes per speaker. Speakers may be interrupted and be given notice when they have 30 seconds left. When speakers have reached their 3-minute mark, callers will be removed from the meeting.
5. The Board has allotted two-hours for the Public Comments segment of the Business meeting.
6. If you are admitted from the virtual lobby to the meeting within the two-hour time constraint, you will be placed on hold and greeted by an HCPS staff member when it is time to begin your public comment. Expected hold time may vary based on number of registered speakers. The maximum wait time in the lobby is 30 minutes; should you be disconnected please call back.
7. Registration forms are limited to one (1) per person.
8. In accordance with Board policy, if the number of speakers impede the ability of the Board to complete scheduled business, the Board reserves the right to reduce the amount of time allotted per speaker, or overall time allotted for public comment.
9. The Board expects that all comments will be submitted with the decorum and respect appropriate to the conduct of public business.
10. Topics such as personnel matters, pending appeals, specific student disciplinary matters or which constitute commercial solicitations are not permitted.
11. Disparaging comments, personal attacks, and inflammatory remarks about specific schools or personnel are not permitted. Speakers who engage in these comments will be reminded of the rules and the Board reserves the right to remove the speaker from the call.
12. All public comments submitted will be part of the records maintained by the Board office.
Speakers are reminded that public comments are considered public information and, as such, are subject to the Maryland Public Information Act.
UPDATE: JUNE 15, 2021
This message is being sent to all parents and guardians with a student entering 12th grade in the 2021-22 school year. The information will be sent via our mass communication system phone, email, and text, at 5:00 p.m.
Harford Community College (HCC) and Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) invite students entering 12th grade in the 2021-2022 school year to join HCC for one of two virtual events on July 20, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or on July 21, 2021 from 5-7:30 p.m. The virtual event will highlight dual enrollment opportunities at HCC for the 2021-22 school year.
Students, parents, and guardians are welcome to attend. You will hear what it’s like to be a dual enrolled student from students currently enrolled. You will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual campus tour and hear about the resources available at HCC, like the learning center, library, and more. In addition, HCC will discuss the multiple apps, study groups, and “how-to’s” like using technology, study groups and more, that will be necessary for dual enrolled students.
Students may register here.
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