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Calendar Reminder!

HCPSS schools and offices are closed Monday, January 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. View the calendar →

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News Highlights

Peer Relationships and Substance Abuse, January 26

Attendees at this HCPSS/The Council of Elders Academy workshop will learn about peer relationships and substance abuse.

Read more about the workshop →

High school student taking an exam.

High School Midterms

High school midterm exams are planned for January 22-25. The full schedule is online, and includes contingency information in case of inclement weather.

Learn more →

Group of students standing in group making peace signs with hands.

HCPSS Board Chair and Superintendent Respond to Hateful Incident

Board Chair Mavis Ellis and Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano respond to a recent incident at Howard High School.

Read their letter to the community  →

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

    Search for Central Office staff contact information via name, department or phone number

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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