Harford County Public Schools

FY20 Budget Public Input Session

February 4th 6:30pm

every child, one voice

​​Mark your Calendar

Meeting and training. Click HERE for dates.

Who We Are

The Harford County Council of PTAs, Inc. was established in 1939 as a federation of PTAs in Harford County.   read more


National PTA has defined advocacy as the act of mobilizing individuals and local PTAs to work with Maryland PTA and National PTA to improve programs and policies that benefit our youth.  read more

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General Information

A Little History...

  • Established in 1939 as a federation of the PTAs in Harford County
  • Serves as a key link between the local PTA, the Maryland PTA, and the National PTA
  • Provides background information on issues affecting children and youth
  • Presents an Annual Legislative Night during which parents and teachers have the opportunity to interact and get to know local and state officials
  • Provides leadership training workshops for local PTA and PTSA officers and committee chairs
  • Assists in the formation of new PTAs and PTSAs
  • Maintains a directory of all the PTAs and PTSAs in Harford County
  • Publishes the HCCPTA newsletter
  • Mobilizes PTA membership throughout the county on countywide, state, and national issues affecting children and youth
  • Testifies before the School Board, the County Executive, and the County Council
  • Presents prioritized countywide educational, budgetary concerns to the School Board and County Executive
  • Adopts positions on proposed state legislation and works with elected officials in Annapolis
  • Works with HCPS to provide parent representatives for task forces, study groups, and committees, and disseminates information about changes in the school system, school board policies, and state actions
  • Supports local PTA and PTSA units individually and as a whole
  • Coordinates the National Reflections Program throughout the county

Goal I.  We will participate in at least two countywide events throughout the year.
Goal II.  We will assign concerns to appropriate individuals for research, reporting and resolution.
Goal III.  We will continue to improve communications in a timely manner.

Goal IV.  We will strengthen advocacy by increasing our presence in the community.
Goal V.  We will strengthen leadership relationships with locals.
Goal VI.  We will impact the legislative process.
Goal VII.  We will strengthen teacher and administrator awareness and participation in PTA.

Click HERE to see all Short and Long-term Goals

Short-Term Goals and Objectives 2016-17

"I thank you for your dedication to the children of Harford County and for working to improve the educational experience for all HCPS. I am extremely fortunate to work alongside you and hope you will contact me should you ever have questions, suggestions or concerns."

From the President...

The Harford County Council of PTAs, Inc. serves 49 local PTAs and their 40,000 students and families, public school teachers, and those in the community who through advocacy, support the mission of the PTA:


  • To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before government agencies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
  • To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect children; and
  • To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of the nation.