From the office of U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) announced today that the Harford County Public Schools’ Department of Curriculum Instruction and Magnet Programs has been awarded a $143,000 Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The Harford County Public School district offers a specialized homeland security and emergency preparedness program (HSEP) at Joppatowne High School. The program prepares students to meet the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) impacted workforce needs in the county by training future workers in the science and technology fields. BRAC will bring between 45,000 to 60,000 new jobs to Maryland, leading to significant career opportunities in science and technology.
“Maryland is a high-tech hot-spot,” Senator Mikulski said. “We’ve got info, bio, defense and space technology in the state, which makes us multi-tech and multi-faceted. BRAC brings great opportunities and also great challenges. But programs like this will help us meet those challenges and prepare the students of today for the jobs of tomorrow.”
Harford County Public Schools will use the funding to expand and enhance HSEP at Joppatowne High School.