It might seem as though there have been lots of closings related to inclement weather recently, but an unofficial poll of area school systems shows many still have days to spare for the rest of winter.
Maryland’s first responders say they were sent out to more than 400 car crashes across the state as the first measureable amounts of snow fell, and at least two people were killed.
Students in Montgomery County, Maryland, have had a couple days off this month due to winter weather, and that will not have any effect on the school calendar, according to the school system’s superintendent Jack Smith — but things could change.
Four weeks into winter, some Maryland school systems have already used up most of their snow days, and school planners are adjusting their calendars to meet the 180-day school year requirement.
Unused snow days for Loudoun County public schools have some residents petitioning for an early end to the school year — or a longer spring break.
The area’s warm weather means that some school systems haven’t had a single snow day, and that has the chair of at least one school board asking, “What do we do now?”
The Montgomery County School Board has come up with a proposed calendar that would have classes starting on Aug. 21 next year.
Fairfax County Public Schools announced Thursday that the draft calendar for the 2017-18 school year will begin classes on Aug. 28, 2017.
The last day is June 20, not June 17. This year, the school system logged six snow days, thanks in part to the blizzard of 2016.
Montgomery County Public Schools didn’t get a waiver for days that were lost during severe winter weather.
Area school systems are quickly draining reservoirs of snow days for the 2015-2016 school year.
Fairfax County public school students have had so many snow days for in recent years that the school calendar could see some future changes.
“People don’t realize how incredibly significant it was and what problems it really created,” says Assistant Superintendent Jeff Platenberg.
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