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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Harford County Board of Education April 28: Ratification of Tentative Labor Agreements; Price Increases for School Lunch

The Harford County Board of Education plans a business meeting on April 28th to include the ratification of labor contracts for next school year, and a teachers’ union presentation on the cost of salary increases. Other planned business includes acceptance of a ten-cent, mandated price increase for school lunches next year, and a vote on […]

Harford County Board of Education Agenda March 24: Top Student Athletes; Changes to School Calendar Policy; Analysis of Facilities

The Harford County Board of Education plans a March 24th business meeting to include recognition of top student athletes, proposed changes to the school calendar policy, and an update on a planned analysis of school facilities. First on the agenda, the Board will recognize the following student athletes and teams that won state championships or […]