In order to appropriately plan school programs and future facility needs, student enrollment is projected
annually for the
subsequent school year and the following seven years. The projections are developed once the official September
30th actual student enrollment is determined. A statistical model commonly known as the “cohort survival
method” is used to track historical trends of students from grade to successive grade each year, then to
project future year enrollment based on a combination of historical trends. Student enrollment projections
are developed system wide, grade-by-grade (Pre K – 12), school-by-school, and by elementary, middle and high
school levels. Factors that influence the development of the projections are birth rates, in-migration and
out-migration of Harford County residents, existing home sales, new residential subdivision growth, student
drop-out rates, private school enrollment, grade by grade historical succession ratios and other demographic
data. Historically, the Board of education of Harford County enrollment projections have been in the 95%-98%
accuracy range. The September 30th actual enrollment and the enrollment projections are submitted to the
State and other agencies for use in planning and determining funding levels. Each school district in the
state of Maryland is required to develop and submit enrollment projections on an annual basis. The following
charts represent the official September 30th actual enrollment and the subsequent student enrollment
Current Enrollment September 30th
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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