The Board of Education adopted the school year calendar for the 2018-2019 school year during its Nov. 14, 2017 meeting. The school year will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, and the last day of school is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2019. The calendar includes 182 days of instruction; a shortened spring break; two closure days for planning and professional development; and two operational closures that coincide with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
MCPS has received many questions from the community about how decisions about the calendar are made. See frequently asked questions about the calendar process.
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Board of Education Policy IDA, School Year Calendar, calls for the Policy Management Committee to review the draft 2018-2019 School Υear Calendar prior to its presentation to the full Board for adoption. A July 12, 2017 memorandum from the Chief Operating Officer to the Board of Education Policy Management Committee provides a general outline of the calendar parameters for the 2018-2019 school year, as well as other scheduling elements that will need to be considered as the calendar is developed. The overall time frame of the school year calendar established by Governor Larry Hogan's Executive Order of August 31, 2016 (amended October 11 , 2016), remains in place for the 2018-2019 school year. The general parameters of the calendar based on state requirements are as follows:
The Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) requires that school systems account for two types of snow make-up days:
This means that the 180th day of scheduled instruction must be on or before June 11, 2019, and that other days within the year will have to be identified as possible make-up instructional days.
Read: Board of Education Policy IDA
Read: Dr. Andrew Zuckerman's Memorandum to Members of the Policy Management Committee (July 12, 2017)
Read: Dr. Andrew Zuckerman’s Memorandum to Members of the Policy Management Committee (September 19, 2017)
Read: Dr. Andrew Zuckerman’s Message to Staff Regarding the Development of the 2018–2019 School Calendar