On November 15, 2016, the Board received two 2017-2018 Draft Academic Calendars. The Board will study the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar with the start after Labor Day for potential action at its next Board of Education meeting on December 20.
Post Labor Day Start Draft Academic Calendars
Look at the three drafts for 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. The Board of Education wants the staff and parents to be aware of the realities of these calendars. If we start each year after Labor Day, there will be less time to comply with the Governor's mandate. Governor Hogan has mandated that all school systems will start after Labor Day and end no later than June 15. These calendars do not have inclement weather (snow) days built into them. For the last five years we have averaged six days of school closure per year. In order to adhere to the Governors mandate we would likely need to utilize some days such as the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a day during the Winter Holidays, and the day before spring holiday. Negotiations could impact the calendar configurations. If Governor Hogan did not maintain the mandate, that could change configurations as well. As we start to have school closures early in the year like this present year (two days of closure) we would need to be proactive and alter the calendar as needed. However, we will not use major holidays.