Harford County Board of Education Tables Vote on Legislative Platform to Allow Time for Review, Public Input

From Harford County Public Schools:

The Board of Education of Harford County met in an open business meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012, in the Board Room of the HCPS/A.A. Roberty Building and took the following actions or received the following presentations:


– Hall of Fame: C. Scott Sharnetzka

– Emerging Leader Award: Mr. Richard Wilhelm, Ring Factory Elementary School

– Simon McNeely Award:

– Ms. Jessica Harcarik, Magnolia Middle School
– Mr. Jeffrey Gilbert, Red Pump Elementary School
– Mr. Mark Zvitkovitz, Fallston Middle School

Received a presentation on the Budget Development Process. To access the Public Budget Input Session Schedule, click here.

Approved the Consent Agenda:
1. Monthly Report on Personnel
2. Minutes of Previous Board Meeting: November 5, 2012
3. Resolutions:
– School Psychology Week
– Inclusive Schools Week
– International Education Month
– Retiring Employees

Approved the appointment of Mariah Bachman to Pupil Personnel Worker. Ms. Bachman currently serves as school counselor at Roye-Williams Elementary School.

Tabled the decision to adopt the 2013 Legislative Platform to allow time for the Board to review the document.

Received a presentation on the Financial Report for the period ending, September 30, 2012.

Received the Superintendent’s Report:

Announced American Education Week visitors hit nearly 25,000 people – acknowledged the parents, grandparents and community for supporting our students and their schools.

Acknowledged the Charlie Riley Foundation benefit that he attended last week and congratulated Student Representative Panashe Mutombo who received one of the scholarships awarded that evening.

Thanked all of the HCPS employees, parents, students and community partners for their hardwork and dedication throughout the school year.

Announced that Harford County Public Schools was recently honored as being just one of 539 public school districts in the nation and one of only three in Maryland by the College Board with a place on the 3rd Annual Advanced Placement Honor Roll for simultaneously offering more opportunity for Advanced Placement (AP) coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.

The next regular business meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, December 3rd, at 6:30 p.m., at the A.A. Roberty Building in Bel Air. To access all future Board meeting dates, log onto the school system website at www.hcps.org.