MCPS Snow Day Meltdown
That will do it! This was the last free snow day for the year before students will have to dip into summer.
We have 4 snow days built in. We have had 4 snow days. 4 – 4 = 0. So….yeah. pic.twitter.com/IUzkLi3Db1
— Dana Tofig (@MCPSPIO) February 26, 2015
According to the Montgomery County Public Schools calendar, the school system will add days onto the end of the school year, unless a waiver is granted by the Maryland State Department of Education. MCPS will not open on holidays, reduce spring break or cancel negotiated professional days.
Last year, MCPS did earn a waiver from the state to allow for less than the state mandated instructional days.
The contingency plan, indicating when days will be made up if the number of emergency closings exceeds four days, is as follows, according to the MCPS website. If the school year is disrupted by emergencies and schools are closed—
5 days—the school year will be extended by one day to Monday, June 15, 2015;
6 days—the school year will be extended by two days to June 15 and June 16, 2015;
7 days—the school year will be extended by three days to June 15, 16 and 17, 2015;
8 days—the school year will be extended by four days to June 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2015; and
9 days—the school year will be extended by five days to June 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2015.