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  • The Harrisburg School District (HSD) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the selection of an Energy Services Company (ESCO) for the purpose of providing a performance-based energy/operating cost reduction program under the guidelines of PA Act 39 of 2010, the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA). This request is for Phase II services in connection with HSD’s ongoing GESA project. The Phase II Request for Proposal (RFP) documents can be obtained electronically by contacting PHM Associates, Inc., 811 Woods End Court, Collegeville, PA 19426-2911    Proposals will be due on April 9, 2015 at Noon prevailing time to Mr. William Gretton, Business Consultant, Harrisburg School District, 1601 State St., Harrisburg, PA 17103-1496.

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    All students and employees of Harrisburg School District are invited to enter a piece of writing that will be published in the Mosaic Literary Journal. The submission deadline is Tuesday, April 7, 2015. For more information about the requirements, click here.
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  • 2015 Summer Feeding Program Information
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  • 2014-2015 Weather Emergency Make Up Day:  May 29, 2015 Due to the cancellation of school on January 26, 2015, school will now be in session on Friday, May 29, 2015, for all students, faculty and staff. Please plan accordingly.
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    In an effort to maintain safety and security, effective Monday, January 26, 2015 the administration building is requiring all visitors to present photo ID at the front desk.

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    Adopt a Harrisburg Classroom: Opportunities for Businesses, Faith Communities and Individuals to adopt one of 133 Kindergarten-4th grade classrooms. See the overview of the program and application.
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Harrisburg School District Highlights – March 2015


  • John Harris High School NJROTC student receives Certificate of Graduation and Ribbon of Service from the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps
  • Ron Claiborne of Good Morning America, along with Floyd Stokes of ALC and nearly 200 men participate in 500 Men Reading at various HSD schools
  • Melrose Elementary School 4th grade honor roll students receive novels purchased by PTA
  • Scott Elementary School celebrates 100th day of Kindergarten
  • John Harris High School participates in Annual Military Inspection
  • John Harris High School SBI Honors Prep students participate in WGAL television interview to highlight new Scholar Apparel Clothing Store for students. For donations of new or gently used business clothing, contact Mrs. Clenistine Dunson at (717) 703-4057
  • Downey Elementary School teachers, Mr. Beeman and Ms. Thompson are featured in a special “Adopt a Classroom” news article on


  • Harrisburg Public School Foundation

    In response to one of the many questions the Foundation has received regarding the critical financial situation facing the Harrisburg School District (HSD) next year, an Annual Fund has been created for contributions. Many concerned citizens have asked how they can contribute money to offset the severe deficit in the state's public school budget. The answer is through gifts to the Harrisburg Public Schools Foundation (HPSF). The Foundation operates as a means for contributions to be received, recognized and channeled to support the HSD. All gifts, at all levels are appreciated and will be handled respectfully as the contributor intended and with full public transparency.Click the title for more information.

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  • Attention Parents/Guardians: Important Information regarding the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

    Attention Parents/Guardians: Important Information- Please click the link above to see an overview of the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program and to learn who is qualified to apply.

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  • 2014 School AYP and School Performance Profile Parent Notification Letters

    For information and forms regarding School Choice, Adequate Yearly Progress, and Supplemental Educational Services, please click the title above.

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