Harford County Teachers Union Leads March for Education; What are the Options for Increased Funding?

Exactly one week before gubernatorial candidate and Harford County Executive David Craig was set to release his recommended county budget for fiscal year 2015, the county teachers’ union marched more than 300 teachers, parents and students through the streets of Bel Air on Tuesday evening, chanting and carrying signs in support of education funding. The […]

Harford County Board of Education District D; Incumbent Board President and 3 Challengers

In the upcoming primary elections for Harford County School Board, four candidates will be on the ballot in District D, which includes Jarrettsville, Norrisville, Whiteford, Street, Dublin, Darlington, Level and Forest Hill. The field of four is comprised of incumbent board president Nancy Reynolds, former HCPS teacher Chris Scholz, engineering technology company project manager Mike […]

TIC Gums and Cornell University Award 2014 Harford County Public Schools’ Student Team as Winner of Ice Cream University

From TIC Gums: College-bound students apply scientific principles to create a winning ice cream and marketing campaign TIC Gums’ annual Ice Cream University will name Harford County Public Schools’ 11th grade team (college-bound students with interests in science, culinary or marketing) as the 2014 winning team whose ice cream is to be sold at the […]

Harford County Public Schools Announces New Immunization Requirements

Harford County Public Schools posted the following message on Facebook today announcing new Maryland immunization requirements for students beginning next school year: Parents/guardians of current 6th grade students: Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, new immunizations are required for all children entering 7th grade. One Tdap vaccination and one meningococcal vaccination are now required. Look […]

BGE and Harford County Public Schools Team Up for Significant Energy Efficiency Savings with Smart Energy Savers Program

From Harford County Public Schools: The company and Harford County Public Schools also team up to create and release a video sharing information on how the school district was able to save energy and money in each of its schools and encourage schools across central Maryland to explore their energy savings options Baltimore Gas and […]

Burbey: “On April 8th, HCEA will Host The Harford County March for Public Education to Call Attention to the Crisis Facing Our Schools”

From Harford County Education Association (HCEA) President Ryan Burbey: Despite considerable gains in wealth and economic growth over the years, Harford County Government has repeatedly failed to adequately fund its schools. From 2002 through 2005, HCPS was the lowest funded school system in the state of Maryland based on per pupil expenditure. During this time, […]

Harford County Board of Education District F Candidates Weigh In on Issues, Personal Experience, Board Decisions

With school board elections on the horizon, The Dagger invited all Harford County school board candidates to answer the same three questions designed to help voters in each council district evaluate their choices. Candidates were told that once responses were received from all participants they would be published by district, with answers unabridged to let […]