Words: Sarah Kruhm
On Wednesday, April 25, the Howard County Public School System announced that the 2018 school year will lengthen to Tuesday, June 19. The official statement as issued by HCPSS is located below:
The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) will extend its school year by two days to make up for inclement weather closings. The last day of school for students will now be Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
HCPSS schools were closed seven days this year due to inclement weather, two more than were accounted for in the school calendar. The Maryland State Board of Education (MSDE) voted on April 24 to deny a request by HCPSS to waive the two make-up days. Subsequently, the Howard County Board of Education voted on April 24 to extend the school year by two days.
The final, updated calendar for June includes:
Monday, June 11-Thursday, June 14: Full days of school for all students.
High school exams:
June 11: 1 exam
June 12–14: 2 exams
Friday, June 15-Tuesday, June 19: All schools dismiss three-hours early. No half-day Pre-K/RECC.
Tuesday, June 19: Last day of school for students.
No new graded work will be assigned at any level June 15–19.
An updated version of the HCPSS calendar is available here.
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