MCPS Students Will Start School After Labor Day Next Year (VIDEO)

Yellow school busMontgomery County Public Schools students will start school after Labor Day next year.

That’s the latest from school board members who approved the start and end dates for the 2017-2018 school year calendar at a board meeting on Tuesday.

According to the calendar, students will report to class on Sept. 5 and the last day of school will be no later than June 15.

The decision follows Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order that mandates all Maryland public schools start after Labor Day and conclude by June 15. The amended school calendar will include 180 days of instruction but there are still details to work out.

MCPS officials said there are many specific components, including professional days and make-up days for weather school closings, that MCPS staff needs to further analyze to determine how best to implement the instructional and operational aspects of the 2017–2018 school year in the new calendar.

School board members plan to discuss those details about the school calendar next month at the board’s Dec. 13 meeting.

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