Developing the 2019–2020 School Calendar
Montgomery County Public Schools is developing the school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. The Board of Education held a discussion on October 9, 2018, about the process, options and challenges for developing the calendar and is considering two potential calendar scenarios.
As the district develops a calendar, it must start with several requirements from the State:
- September 3–June 15: the permissible time frame for instruction
- 180: the minimum number of instructional days required
- 15: the number of State-mandated days that schools must be closed
- Several emergency weather-related make-up days required during and at the end of the year
MCPS engages the community throughout the development of the calendar and seeks feedback from groups such as the Montgomery Council of PTAs, the employee associations, the Student Advisory Council, as well as other community members and school system leadership.
Additionally, in May 2018, MCPS sent a survey to all families and staff seeking input on the 2019-2020 school year calendar. This survey included questions regarding school closure on various days, including religious and non-religious holidays. The data was analyzed and reviewed as context for the development of the calendar.
For a more detailed explanation of the calendar process, visit the 2019-2020 calendar webpage. The scenarios are posted on the MCPS website for public information and review. If you would like to offer comment on the calendar, please do so using the drop box provided on the calendar information webpage.
The Board will hold a final discussion and adopt a final calendar later this fall. You can stay engaged and informed in this process by visiting the Calendar webpage.