Some people are suggesting that spring break might be shortened.
Others are suggesting that a waiver might be granted to allow some or all of the missed days to not have to be made up.
But as it turns out, MCPS already has a documented plan in case school has be closed for more than four days due to weather emergencies.
Missed School DaysThe weather contingency plan adds instructional days to the end of the scheduled school year and from the planned spring break if schools are closed for more than four days due to excessive weather emergencies.
The MCPS calendar lays out the plan quite clearly.
So there you have it. No need to speculate about waivers, changes to the spring break, extensions to the school day, or anything else. A plan is in place.School Contingency Calendar, 2009-2010If the school year should be disrupted by emergencies and schools are closed, the school year will be extended.
If schools are closed... The school year will be extended by... 5 days one day to June 17, 2010 6 days two days to June 17 and 18, 2010 7 days three days to June 17, 18, and 21, 2010 8 days four days to June 17, 18, 21, and 22, 2010 9 days five days to June 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23, 2010