Monday, April 29, 2013
The unpaid position will help the Board of Education with oversight on financial reporting.
The Harford County Public School System is looking for a local resident with financial management experience to fill an open seat on the system's audit committee, school officials announced Monday. The five-member committee meets at least quarterly and helps the Board with financial oversight, serving as an independent monitor on school system financial reporting, according to the release. Members are not compensated and are appointed to serve up to two three-year terms. Any interested county resident is asked to send a letter and biographical sketch to internal auditor Jennifer Birkelien, Harford County Public Schools, 102 South Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, Maryland 21014, by May 31, 2013. Officials ask that the letter include the applicant's…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Read minutes from the April 8 school board meeting.
When the Harford County Board of Education met Monday night, it talked about energy efficiency in schools and approved three policies. Below is the content of the "In the Loop" newsletter from Harford County Public Schools detailing what happened at the April 8 school board meeting: The next Board of Education business meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22.
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Board of Education cancelled its Monday, March 25, meeting due to weather.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Check out Harford County Public Schools' "In The Loop" from Monday's meeting.
Monday, February 11
Sunday, February 10, 2013
See what the Harford County Board of Education will discuss at its Feb. 11 meeting.
Sunday, February 10
Monday, February 4, 2013
Dr. Robert Tomback is leaving Harford County Public Schools "at the close of this school year," citing a decision to "pursue other opportunities."
Dr. Robert Tomback is leaving his post as superintendent of Harford County Public Schools at the end of the current school year. The following is a letter issued Monday to school employees, a copy of which was supplied to Patch: Dear Colleagues, I write to you today to express my appreciation for your extraordinary work on behalf of our students, their families, and our community. Through our collective efforts, the Harford County Public Schools is a high performing school district—both by state and national measures. More of our students are performing at higher levels of achievement than ever before, and the school system’s trajectory continues in an upward direction. Despite a very lean central office and operations staff, support to …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Schools may be closed, but the Harford County Board of Education will still meet.
Although school was canceled in Harford County Monday, the Board of Education meeting will go on as planned. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., according to Teri Kranefeld, spokeswoman for the school system. Until noon, Harford County was under a winter weather advisory due to freezing rain, meaning travel conditions could be dangerous. As a result of the wintry mix, Kranefeld announced Monday morning that Harford County schools would be closed for the day. The school board meeting will proceed as scheduled, but Kranefeld said recognitions would be postponed. The honorees were removed from the agenda Monday morning. Among them was an emergency response team at C. Milton Wright High School. Kranefeld said information would be forthcoming …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Harford County had requested about $20.6 million for school projects.
Harford County will receive at least $12.9 million in state funding for school projects according to a report presented Wednesday. A total of 35 projects in Harford County were listed on Maryland's Public School Construction, Capital Improvement Program report for fiscal year 2014. The preliminary report indicated Harford County would receive at least $12,922,000. The state budget holds $336 million for school project funding, and Wednesday's report accounted for $229.3 million in allocation statewide. No Harford County projects were denied. But the three largest projects—renovations, additions or re-construction at Joppatowne and Havre de Grace high schools and Youth's Benefit Elementary School—were not immediately funded. Havre de Grace…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Share your input regarding the funding for Harford County Public Schools.
Residents have an opportunity to chime in about the budget for Harford County Public Schools. The Board of Education will hold two public input sessions next week regarding the FY14 operating budget. Both meetings will be held in the board room at the A.A. Roberty Building in Bel Air: For more information on the budget, visit hcps.org/budget. Residents who cannot attend may review the budget online and send comments, suggestions and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. TELL US: What's a priority for you when it comes to school funding? Leave a comment.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Harford County Board of Education postponed the vote to determine how to move forward with a proposed new high school in Havre de Grace.
The Harford County Board of Education postponed its vote on how to move forward with a new high school in Havre de Grace during a meeting Monday in Bel Air. In tabling the vote, the board also approved a motion to allow Superintendent Dr. Robert Tomback to explore alternative plans. Tomback previously recommended wholesale replacement of the school, rather than options for renovation/modernization of the current building. The board empowered Tomback with the authority to explore alternative sites for a new building, according to a statement from Harford County Public Schools. Previously, the board cited concerns about the proximity of a proposed replacement school to the commuter rails that bisect the city. The board also asked Tomback to …