2017-2018 School Year Extended to June 13
Recent inclement weather forced MCPS to close schools on three days (January 4, January 17 and February 7). The 2017-2018 MCPS school calendar includes 182 instruction days, two above the minimum required in the state of Maryland. As a result of these closures, MCPS will need to use one designated make-up day to ensure that it meets the State-required number of days. The school year will now be extended to June 13, 2018. The last day will be an early release day for all students. Any additional school closures for emergency weather will result in the need to use additional make-up days. Below is the order in which days will be used:
- If there is one more emergency weather closure, then the school year will be extended to June 14, 2018.
- If there are two more emergency weather closures, then the school year will be extended to June 15, 2018. (Note: By State law, MCPS cannot extend the school year past June 15).
- If there are three more emergency weather closures, then March 26, 2018 will be used as a make-up day (the first day of Spring Break).
- If there are four more emergency weather closures, then March 27, 2018 will be used as a make-up day (the second day of Spring Break).
In the event that the county receives further inclement weather and additional closures are required, MCPS may request a waiver from the state minimum of 180 school days. To be eligible for the waiver, school systems must not only add make-up days at the end of the year, they must also modify the school calendar during the student instructional year to demonstrate a good faith effort to make up lost time.
MCPS will continue to closely monitor for severe weather and provide updates on any impact it may have to the school calendar. For more information on the MCPS school calendar, visit http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org.