Monday, October 31, 2016
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education next week is set to give its approval to a school calendar that complies with Gov. Larry Hogan's recently executive orders.
Students will start their next school year on Sept. 5, 2017, the day after Labor Day, and will wrap up on June 15, 2018, system officials said in a release. June 15 is the latest the school year can end without seeking a waiver under Hogan's executive orders.
Something had to give, however. Instead of a week, spring break is reduced to just a few days (March 29 to April 2), and only three days are built in for inclement weather (down from five). If the system needs a fourth day, officials say they'll seek a waiver to open on Easter Monday, when state law requires them to be closed.
Anne Arundel County is the second to release a calendar fully compliant with Hogan's orders. The first was Carroll County.