Contracted out: How Maryland school districts do business

The Harford County Public Schools board made 1,100 recorded payments above $25,000 from FY2019 to FY2022 to 492 total distinct vendors. The school board paid these major vendors a total of $983,328,666 over that period.

This data does not contain payments to most local, state and federal government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service or Maryland Board of Education, which are often the top vendor, because of inconsistencies among counties in interpreting the reporting law.

Explore the top 10 recipients of that money below, or browse our database for records from Harford County Public Schools.

Top 10 Vendors

Vendor Name Total Amount
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield $389,018,428
Hess Construction & Engineering Services Inc $80,933,170
Lincoln Financial Group $44,468,039
Oak Contracting Llc $30,665,750
Maryland Association of Boards of Education $23,210,332
United Healthcare Insurance $22,033,081
Delta Dental $18,458,822
Towson Mechanical $17,088,197
Dell Computer Corporation $16,680,534
WGL Energy Systems Inc. $15,418,437

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Between FY2019 and FY2022, Harford County Public Schools paid a combined $389,018,428 to the vendor CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, which is the school board's top recipient across all payments.

Hover over the bars on the chart below to see the top vendors over the observed years, or hover over the line graph to see the total spending from this school district by year.

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