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:

Learn about school policies.

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

Learn about participating in your child’s school as a member of the School Governance Council, the Parent-Teacher Organization ,or as a Volunteer.  Explore the tabs below to learn more, and just click on the links below or the buttons to the right if you’re ready to join!

Prepare for parent/teacher conferences and orientation meetings: Parent-Teacher Conference Checklist

Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up soon!

  • November
    • Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 evening, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 afternoon – early release
  • February
    • Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 evening, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 afternoon – early release
  • April
    • Tuesday, April 26, 2022 evening, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday, April 27, 2022 afternoon – early release
  • June
    • Wednesday, June 1, 2022 afternoon – early release

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

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

Become an HPS Volunteer TODAY!


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.

2021 – 2022 SGC District-wide Meeting Schedule

2021-2022 – Hartford Board of Education Meeting Schedule

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

Join your child’s School Governance Council!

Hartford School Governance Council Training 2021

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

SGC Training Sessions Meeting Notes & Video Library


5/5/2022 TRAINING:  Family Engagement: Building Relationships, with Michael Herring Part II


4/7/2022 TRAINING:  Family Engagement: Building Relationships, with Michael Herring


9/16/21:  2021-2022 SY SGC Kick-off Meeting Notes

SGC Roles and Responsibilities - ENGLISH