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News Highlights

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HCPSS Launches Podcast

With a new podcast, “Inside HCPSS,” school system Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano engages in conversations with students and staff on varying topics of interest. The podcast is available online and in various podcast platforms.

Listen to the podcast →

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FY 2024 Operating Budget

HCPSS Superintendent Martirano recently presented his proposed FY24 operating budget, which includes funding for compensation increases, 326+ new positions, the opening of High School #13 & steps to meet the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future legislation.

Learn more about the operating budget →

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Maryland’s Blueprint for the Future

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future was passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2021 to transform public education in the state into a world-class education system over the course of the next 10 years. HCPSS staff are extensively planning how the school system will meet these goals in a manner that is programmatically appropriate and fiscally responsible.

Learn more about HCPSS’ implementation of the Blueprint →

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
  • Central Office Staff Directory

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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