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Board of Education Meeting, September 19

The Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 4 and 7 p.m. The evening session will include a public hearing, work session and approval of the Superintendent’s proposed FY 2021 Capital Budget and FY 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Program. Watch the meeting →

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News Highlights

A connected network.

Online Directory Now Available

Parents/guardians who have completed their Family File can now access their child(ren)’s school directory online via HCPSS Connect.

Learn more →

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Six High Schools Recognized for 2019 Seat Belt Challenge Participation

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office recently honored six HCPSS high schools for taking part in the spring 2019 Making It Click Maryland Seat Belt Challenge, an event focused on increasing seat belt usage among young drivers and passengers.

Learn more about this recognition →

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Community Conversation: Restorative Justice, October 7

HCPSS, HCEA and the Restorative Justice Partnership invite students, families, staff and the public to gain a better understanding of restorative justice and how it benefits students and communities.

Register to attend this event →

Our Organization

  • Board of Education

    The Board provides leadership for excellence in teaching and learning by fostering a climate for deliberative change through policy and community engagement
  • Superintendent

    Dr. Michael J. Martirano considers himself a teacher first and foremost, and believes children must be at the center of all decision-making
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Knowing A Child Well

If we take care of our children and their well-being, and nurture and believe in them, academic achievement will take care of itself. We must understand our children first, because in order to teach a child well you must know a child well.
Dr. Michael Martirano, HCPSS Superintendent