Harford Schools Superintendent Canavan Unveils “Miracle” Budget to Close $29 Million Funding Gap, Avoid Layoffs, Maintain Class Size

Faced with closing a $29.6 million gap in funding for next year, Harford Schools Superintendent Barbara Canavan on Wednesday recommended what she called a “miracle” operating budget for fiscal year 2015, avoiding layoffs and holding the line on class size, but reinstating pay-to-play fees for athletics and forgoing salary increases for staff, including herself. Canavan’s […]

Lack of County Funding Triggers Paid Days Off, Reduction in Meetings for Harford County Teachers Next School Year

Passage last week of the county budget for fiscal year 2015 without added funding for salary increases in Harford County Public Schools triggered a contingency provision in the teachers’ contract providing two paid days off next school year. The contract for 2014-15 also allows the school board to provide additional unnamed benefits, subject to voluntary […]

Harford County Board of Education May 12: Energy Efficiency Program Update; Approval of Contract Awards and Budget Transfers

The Harford County Board of Education plans a May 12th business meeting to include an energy efficiency program update , approval of several contract awards and budget transfers, and a financial report projecting a $1.4 million unassigned fund balance for the 2014 fiscal year end. First on the agenda, the Board will recognize participants in […]