travels to schools all around Maryland.
In Harford County, he says educational opportunity is tilted.
"We're not on a level playing field," Hauf said.
The teacher and band director—who has four boys who will attend area schools—added: "The Harford County magnet schools are taking some of our brightest and best students and what are we to do? Our future leaders are leaving Havre de Grace High School for greener pastures."
It was a common concern amongst parents and faculty members at Monday's .
"These are schools with multiple computer labs, more than I can count. Teachers with laptops, wifi access, and the latest resources. We have one computer lab and it is not even enough to hold more than 30 computers. We don't have laptops. We don't even have wifi," Hauf said.
JoAnn Hayes, who has had three sons graduate from the school, agreed on the lack of technology that students are offered.
"Our students deserve the same education as other schools in Harford County and the support here proves that," Hayes said before the standing room-only crowd before the .
Havre de Grace High School Student Government President Jillian Larrimore told a story of hand-me-down text books and equipment—that "the resources are ancient."
"Our weight room equipment was given to us from another school when they got new equipment. But where did they get it from? An old fitness center," Larrimore said. "With a new school comes new resources, which is where kids would benefit."
Larrimore told Board of Education members that poor resources and lack of technology "affect the student's motivation and pride."
PTA President Deanna Smith said 30 years of inactivity is long enough—that a new Havre de Grace High School should be a priority on Octobers budget.
"It's our turn," Smith said.
The proposed will be voted on at the Board of Education meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 24.