Hartford Public Schools recognizes parents and families as key-players in their children’s education. We are here to help you get involved in the following ways:

Join your school’s School Governance Council (SGC!)

Join your child’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO!)

Become an HPS Volunteer TODAY!

We also provide training and technical assistance to schools in developing family engagement opportunities.  For more information call 860-695-8400.


Each Hartford Public Schools in our district has its own school Governance Council to help support its specific area of focus. Within each SGC, half of the membership is made up of parents of students at the school, with the other members coming from the school (including students), community and/or other partners.

By becoming an SGC member – parent, teacher, administrator or community representative – you have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in supporting the mission and vision for all students and all schools within the district.
If you are interested in joining a school’s SGC contact the school principal directly. The Office of Outreach, Engagement and Partnerships facilitates training of the SGC members.

You can find your school’s School Governance Council Chair here.

For any question please email us at outreach@hartfordschools.org

SGC Training: Hiring a School Principal - English

SGC Training: Hiring a School Principal - Spanish Audio