The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future (Blueprint) legislation contains a significant expansion of pre-kindergarten
education for 3- and 4-year-old children, which includes additional family income eligibility, HCPS full day
pre-k programs, and private programs meeting Maryland qualifications. The Blueprint Early Childhood sub-committee
is chaired by Susan Brown, Executive Director for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, and Deb Merlock, President
of Harford County Education Foundation.
The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future (Blueprint) legislation contains requirements for school districts to have certain college
and career readiness pathways, which align and support the HCPS North Star initiative for graduate outcomes. The Blueprint
North Star sub-committee is chaired by Mike O’Brien, Executive Director of Middle & High School Performance, and Bill Seccurro,
Chair of the Harford Business Roundtable for Education Executive Committee.
The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future (Blueprint) legislation contains requirements for school districts to create a Career
Ladder to elevate the teaching profession, to encourage qualified teachers to stay in the classroom, and to ensure diversity
within our staff. The Blueprint Career Ladder sub-committee is chaired by Mae Alfree, Director of Staff & Labor Relations,
and Toni Shivery, Vice President of Human Resources, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health.
The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future (Blueprint) legislation contains requirements for school districts to provide more support to students
who need it the most. The Blueprint Student Supports sub-committee is chaired by Buck Hennigan, Executive Director of Student Support
Services, and Bari Klein, the Executive Director of Healthy Harford.
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This is important information for families with students in first grade through twelfth grade.
For over 20 years, HCPS school counselors have administered needs assessments. The results of the assessment are used to determine how HCPS staff can provide more direct, and specific supports to our students. In the past, we have not sent a communication making families aware of the upcoming needs assessment, but we understand that some families would like to know more about how HCPS collects information to better support your student in school. We hope you will encourage your child to share their true thoughts and feelings as we look to provide as supportive and nurturing a school environment as possible for all students.
Students do not have to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment with the school counselor and can let their school counselor know if they do not want to participate. You may also send an email to your student’s school counselor to make them aware if you do not want your child to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment.
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The 2023-2024 HCPS School Year Operational Calendar was presented to the Board of Education at the September 19, 2022 Board Business meeting. The Board will accept feedback on the proposed calendar for 60 days. At the conclusion of the 60 days of public comment, the calendar committee will review feedback received, determine if adjustments are needed to the proposed calendar, then present a final draft of the calendar to the Board of Education in December for a vote. You can view the calendar presentation from the Board of Education meeting in its entirety here.
After reviewing the presentation, click here to review the proposed calendar and provide your support of the proposed calendar or your suggested edits.
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