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 […]

Havre de Grace High School Teacher Among Elite in Running for the GRAMMYs Music Educator Award

From Harford County Public Schools: 222 QUARTERFINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR MUSIC EDUCATOR AWARD™ PRESENTED BY THE RECORDING ACADEMY® AND THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION® Havre de Grace High School’s Richard Hauf among the nation’s elite in the running for the award and cash honorarium that will be presented during GRAMMY® Week 2015 A total of 222 music teachers […]

Maryland Employers Join Forces to Give Harford County Students Greater Chance for Workplace Success

From the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT): Two schools in Harford County – Fallston High School and Patterson Mill High School – have been identified as a Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) STEM Innovation Schools. These schools will have access to services and resources that transform the way schools and the workplace interact […]

Harford County Board of Education May 27: Promotions and Appointments; State-Mandated Revisions to Student Discipline Policy

From Harford County Public Schools: May 27, 2014 The Board of Education of Harford County met for an open business meeting at 6:30pm in the Board Room of the A. A. Roberty Building and took the following actions and received the following presentations: Recognitions – Future Business Leaders of America State Officer – Ashley Harbold, […]