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News Highlights

Superintendent Michael J. Martirano; members of the BOE; HCPSS Teacher of the Year Sylvia Hennessie and her family; and representatives from Apple Ford stand around Mrs. Hennessie's new vehicle.

Teacher of the Year New Car Presentation Highlights Apple Ford Partnership

In a new partnership, Apple Ford will provide a free two-year lease on an Apple Ford vehicle for the Teacher of the Year, and will offer car purchase and repair discounts to all school system staff members.

Learn more about the partnership →

Three young kids smiling and getting healthy lunches.

HCPSS Summer 2019 Food Service Program

The program is free to anyone age 18 and under, and will run June 25-August 16 at eight locations and June 25-August 21 at an additional seven locations.

Get the times and locations →

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