Board Seeks Feedback on 2020–2021 School Year Calendar Scenarios
The following email message was sent to staff on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
I hope you are having a great school year so far. Last Tuesday, October 8, 2019, the Board of Education reviewed calendar scenarios for the 2020-2021 school year. As a result of legislative action in last spring’s Maryland General Assembly, school districts in Maryland have the authority again to start school before Labor Day and end the school year after June 15th. As a result, we have developed three different calendar scenarios that reflect different start and end dates for School Year 2020-2021. To view the draft calendar scenarios, please click here.
All draft scenarios for the calendar include:
- 182 student instructional days
- Full spring break
- Full professional day for grading and planning at the end of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters
- Possible make-up days both during the school year and extending the school year
Please note that each scenario envisions the start of pre-service on the Monday before the first week of school, either Monday, August 24, 2020, or Monday, August 31, 2020, depending on the start date of school.
I encourage you to view the draft calendar scenarios on our website and the accompanying explanations. I also encourage you to provide comment on the calendar options in the comment box on our website. The Board of Education is scheduled to adopt a final school calendar later this year. We need your feedback on these draft scenarios to inform the discussion and decision-making process.
Thank you in advance for your feedback on these calendar scenarios.
Chief Operating Officer