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 […]

Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Canavan – Part II: “We’re All in This Together”

Part II of The Dagger’s Q&A with newly appointed Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Canavan begins with updates on concerns raised by parents over the years, and ends with Canavan’s hopes for the future. Included is a potential breakthrough on a longstanding problem, a snow-related promise and a rejection of “gotcha”. Parent Concerns: For […]

State Schools Superintendent Lowery to Visit Kindergarten Class in Emmorton

From Harford County Public Schools: State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery will visit kindergarten students at Emmorton Elementary School on Friday afternoon to read to the children as part of the annual “Read Across Maryland” celebration. The Maryland State Department of Education, MSDE’s Division of Library Development and Services, and MSDE’s Division of Curriculum, Assessment […]

Canavan Signs Four-Year Contract, Will Make $192,500 in First Year; School Board Hails Selection


Barbara P. Canavan signed a contract with the Board of Education Tuesday making her the next superintendent of Harford County Public Schools. Canavan’s four-year contract begins July 1, 2014, with a first-year base salary of $192,500. The former principal of Southampton Middle School and current interim superintendent alternately joked and held back tears as she […]

Barbara Canavan Appointed Superintendent by Harford County Board of Education in Unanimous Vote

From the Harford County Board of Education: The Board of Education of Harford County (Board) appointed Barbara P. Canavan to a four-year term as Superintendent of Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) today, February 24, 2014, during its regularly scheduled business meeting. Mrs. Canavan has been serving as Interim Superintendent of Schools since July 1, 2013, […]

Harford County Board of Education Agenda Feb. 24: Inclement Weather Days Decision; New Safety Procedures for Extra-Curricular Activities and Clubs

The Harford County Board of Education plans a business meeting February 24th to include a “special presentation”, along with decisions on inclement weather days and new safety procedures for extra-curricular activities and clubs. The meeting is set to begin with a “Special Presentation by the Harford County Board of Education” from Board President Nancy Reynolds. […]

Harford Schools Superintendent Requests Feasibility Study on New “North Harford Zone” for Weather-Related Delays and Closings

Harford Schools Superintendent Barbara Canavan on Monday requested a feasibility study on a separate “North Harford Zone” for weather-related delays and closings. Canavan called for the study at a school board meeting yesterday where staff outlined current inclement weather procedures and acknowledged errors last Monday when schools opened on time but dismissed early under heavy […]