The Department of Planning and Construction manages a six-year capital program which
includes systemic renovations, additions, new construction, school modernizations,
and the purchase and movement of portable classrooms. Reports are provided to advise
the Board on current and timely issues and as an overview of the program status.
Project Update - March 2021
Havre de Grace Middle/High School opened in the fall of 2020. The old middle school and old high school have been demolished. Currently work continues to set up stormwater measures, then the removal of old concrete slabs and footings will begin, followed by site restoration which includes parking areas, sidewalks, playfields, and a bus loop.
Site Contractor completed the storm water management facilities, and submitted as-builts to the County for final acceptance. The project is complete and in warranty period.
The Harford County Public Schools Planning and Construction Department wishes to extend its sincere gratitude for all efforts from all parties involved in this project. We are proud to provide such a wonderful new facility to our students, staff and community.
Planning and Construction develops school facilities that meet student population and
requirements and is responsible for managing resources that are organized to provide a variety
management related services in the areas of school planning, design and construction for the
modernizing, renovating and improving educational facilities.
Through the management of in-house
out-sourced contracted services Planning and Construction will effectively and efficiently
delivery of services associated with the Capital Improvement Program. The department utilizes
information, educational specifications, procurement practices, architectural and engineering
and budget data to deliver planning and construction related services in support of High Student
Maryland State Rules, Regulations, and Procedures for the Administration of the School
Construction Program require that Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) and each Local Education
Agency (LEA) annually submit an amended copy of the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) by
Each year, HCPS reviews and analyzes the capital needs of the school system. A capital budget is
recommended by the Superintendent to the Board of Education (Board) for approval. The Board
adopts a capital budget prior to October 1st.
The EFMP is a planning tool that addresses the LEA’s projected facility needs. The information,
analysis, and conclusions validate the priorities for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). In
order to develop a capital program, HCPS must consider:
Each year the Board of Education, school staff, and community, review and analyze the Capital
Improvement Program (CIP) for the Board to establish priorities as it secures County and State
funding for capital improvements and program requirements. Projects may be funded over several
years and allocations may be carried forward over multiple years until a project or initiative
is completed. In the development of the CIP HCPS must consider:
Youth's Benefit Elementary School Isolated Masonry Flashing & Miscellaneous Improvements Project
Homestead/Wakefield Elementary Hazardous Material Verification and Removal Specification Preparation Services
Architectural Services Swan Creek School Comprehensive Roof Replacement
Homestead-Wakefield Elementary Replacement School Construction Management Services
Homestead/Wakefield ES Replacement Subsurface Exploration and Geotechnical Engineering Services AND Quality Control Testing Services Bid Tab
Bel Air Middle School Comprehensive Roof Replacement Bid Tab