Montgomery County Public Schools to Extend School Year By One Day

The last day for students will now be June 20

Montgomery County Public Schools announced Tuesday it will extend the 2015-2016 school year.

The school year was previously scheduled to end Friday, June 17, but it will be extended by one day, ending with an early release day Monday, June 20.

MCPS schools closed for six days this winter due to inclement weather. The school system had four emergency weather days built into the school calendar. With the state waiving one day from the requirement, MCPS has implemented its weather contingency calendar, which adds one make-up day to the end of the school year.

The Maryland State Department of Education approved MCPS’ request for a one-day waiver of the 180-day school year requirement. MCPS initially requested that MSDE waive two days so that the school year could end June 17, but it was rejected.

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