From Harford County Public Schools:
Harford County Public Schools is about to embark on the year-long budget development process for the FY15 operating budget. We have been working to develop a plan that will engage all stakeholders in meaningful discussion regarding the budget and the needs for the system throughout each stage of the process. We will ensure that the entire community has an opportunity to become involved in the process and partner with us in the development of the 2014-15 operating budget.
The first step in the process is the development of the Superintendent’s recommended operating budget, which will be presented to the Board of Education of Harford County in December. As such, Interim Superintendent Canavan has scheduled input sessions to provide an opportunity for the community, as well as all HCPS employees, to receive a presentation on the budget development process, to be introduced to the new online budget input tool and to provide budgetary recommendations. Mrs. Canavan is starting with her employees first, and a forum has been scheduled to provide an opportunity for all HCPS employees to discuss their needs and cost-saving ideas with her. In addition to the employee-only forum, community input sessions will be held in the same week. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend one of the dates below!
· Tuesday, October 22, 5:00 p.m. – C. Milton Wright High School
· Thursday, October 24, 10:00 a.m. – LIVE VIDEO STREAM ONLY
· Friday, October 25, 3:30 p.m. – Patterson Mill High School
The Board of Education will also hold input sessions for the FY15 budget in January. Those dates are currently being scheduled, and more information will be forthcoming.