HCPS staff pictured are (left to right) Jay Staab, director of finance; Deborah Judd, assistant superintendent for business services; and Barbara Canavan, superintendent of schools.


The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recently announced that Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2017.


The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by HCPS. The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and encourage readership.


This is the 14th consecutive year that HCPS has received this award.


Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C.

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