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February 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Debate Continues Over Post-Labor Day School Start

Gov. Larry Hogan held a press conference Thursday, pushing back against Maryland Senate Democrats, who started a debate on overturning the mandate that requires schools to begin the academic year after Labor Day. In 2017, Hogan’s executive order to start Maryland public schools after Labor Day went into effect. Since then, Montgomery County Board of […]

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December 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Sets Calendar for 2017-18 School Year

The Board of Education adopted the calendar for the 2017-18 school year at its Dec. 13 meeting, according to a press release. School will begin on Tuesday Sept. 5 and the last day is scheduled for Thursday June 14. “We understand how important it is for out families to have a calendar as soon as […]

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October 11, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Board of Education Seeking Waiver to Start School Before Labor Day

The Montgomery County Board of Education has approved a resolution to ask the state of Maryland for a waiver to start school next year before Labor Day. If the waiver is approved, the 2017-2018 school calendar will begin on Aug. 28 and conclude by June 15. Back in August, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an […]

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August 31, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Governor Hogan Signs Executive Order to Start Public Schools After Labor Day (VIDEOS)

UPDATED At a news conference in Ocean City today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that he was signing an executive order that will require Maryland public schools to start classes after Labor Day beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Hogan was joined by Comptroller Peter Franchot, who has been an active advocate of a later […]

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