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Coronavirus Information

In response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon directed that all Maryland schools close through April 24, 2020. Accordingly, all HCPSS schools, office buildings and all surrounding outdoor spaces are closed during that time. However, the school system is not shut down and continues to operate remotely.

HCPSS will continue to provide free Grab-N-Go meals, weekdays, through April 24, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at locations throughout the county. Meals are available to any children 18 and under, and all HCPSS students regardless of age. HCPSS’ expanded program includes new locations, and breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and weekend meals.

Information, resources, and HCPSS updates and contact information related to Coronavirus COVID-19 →

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News Highlights

A graphic with a lunch bag and list of Grab N Go locations.

HCPSS To Expand Free Meal Service During School Closures, Through April 24, 2020

In its expanded program, free to anyone 18 and under and all HCPSS students regardless of age, HCPSS will provide Grab-N-Go breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and weekend meal items at 12 locations countywide.

Learn more about Grab-N-Go meals →

Male student sneezing.

Coronavirus Updates and Information

In response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon directed that all Maryland schools close through April 24, 2020. Accordingly, all HCPSS schools and office buildings are closed during that time, however HCPSS continues to operate remotely.

See our Coronavirus webpage for details →

Our Organization

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    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