Moco schools won't make up snow days
Montgomery County students will not have to make up the five days they missed because of back-to-back blizzards in February, thanks to a waiver the system just received from state education officials, a school system spokesman said.
The school system has lost nine days of instruction due to snow this year—December 21-23, February 3 and February 8-12. The Montgomery County Board of Education had built four snow days into the 2009-2010 calendar, leaving five that had to be made up in some fashion.
Maryland State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick just granted the waiver, as expected last month when the state Board of Education told school districts they could request a break from the legal requirement that students must be in school 180 days a year.
School will end, as scheduled, on June 16, assuming there are no more emergency cancellations this year.
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| March 17, 2010; 4:44 PM ET
Categories: Montgomery County Public Schools | Tags: Montgomery County Public Schools
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