Snow-day waiver refused, Montgomery Co. may have to extend school year

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County Public Schools may need to extend the school year after failing to obtain a waiver for days that were lost during severe winter weather.

Thanks to all the snow that fell around the D.C. area in the winter months, Montgomery County students had six days off — more than the four makeup days that had been built into the school calendar.

The county asked the state for a waiver of the two days that were lost, but the state rejected the request.

In a statement obtained by The Washington Post, the school system said it is disappointed in the state’s decision and will work as quickly as possible to resolve the situation so parents and students know when the year will end.

The last day of classes was supposed to be June 17.

Nick Iannelli

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