2019 – 2020 School Year Calendar

Board of Education Policy IDA, School Year Calendar, states that no later than early fall, the Policy Management Committee (Committee) will review the proposed school year calendar for the following school year prior to its presentation to the Board of Education. The Committee first met to discuss the 2019–2020 School Year Calendar on July 19, 2018. The Committee received a report on the implementation and results of the comprehensive calendar survey, reviewed the parameters of the 2019–2020 school year calendar, and reviewed the guidance from the state superintendent of schools regarding the possibility for emergency make-up days to extend beyond June 15. On September 13, 2018, the Committee received an update on the calendar development process and reviewed two possible scenarios for the 2019–2020 School Year Calendar. The Committee recommended that both scenarios be brought to the full Board for consideration.

Read the Full Memo to the Board of Education (Oct. 10, 2018

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The overall time frame of the traditional school year calendar established by Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order of August 31, 2016, (amended October 11, 2016) remains in place for the 2019–2020 school year. The general parameters of the calendar based on the Executive Order and the school closings that are mandated by state law are as follows:

  • First day of school: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Last permissible day of instruction: Monday, June 15, 2020

Closings Required by State Law

  • Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019: Thanksgiving and the day after
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019, through Wednesday, January 1, 2020: Christmas Eve through January 1, 2020
  • Monday, January 20, 2020: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 17, 2020: Presidents' Day
  • Friday, April 10, 2020: Friday before Easter
  • Monday, April 13, 2020: Monday after Easter
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Primary Election Day (tentative)
  • Monday, May 25, 2020: Memorial Day

Scenario 1

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Scenario 2

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Other Documents Related to Calendar Setting



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