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2018-2019 School Year Calendar: Frequently Asked Questions

The Montgomery County Board of Education adopted a calendar for the 2018-2019 school year at its Nov. 14, 2017 business meeting. See the calendar here.

MCPS has received many questions from the community about how decisions about the calendar are made. Below are frequently asked questions about the calendar process.


What was the process for developing and approving the calendar?

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When are the first and last days of school?

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Can the school year begin earlier or end later?

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How many school days are there?

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Are there days that schools are required to close?

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Will school be open on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur?

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Will there be a spring break?

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What is the plan for emergency weather days?

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How does the calendar impact teacher planning time?

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How does the 2018-2019 calendar affect the teacher work year?

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