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Draft calendar for 2017-18 school year

The Board of Education of Charles County is researching alternatives to the school calendar for next school year and would like feedback from the community. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan recently announced an executive order that requires all public school systems in Maryland to start their school year no earlier than the Tuesday after Labor Day and end by June 15.

The Board approved a 2017-18 school calendar earlier this year that does not reflect the mandated changes. The Board is seeking community feedback on two options developed to meet the new start and end date requirements. The options are posted below, along with a short, seven-question survey. Please take a few minutes to review both options and then complete the survey.

Option One

Option Two

School Year 2017-18 Calendar Survey (please review the options prior to taking the survey)

The Board solicits public input and feedback from the community annually when developing the school calendar, which helps staff identify options that work best for students, staff, parents and the community.

Maryland law requires students attend school for 180 days per school year. The Maryland State Board of Education does not count hours towards days of student attendance. For example, a two-hour early dismissal day already counts as one of the 180 required days. While the executive order includes a waiver provision for school districts, no additional clarification or waiver guidelines have been published.

Posted - Sept. 20, 2016



Information at a glance


2017-18 Draft Calendar - Option One


2017-18 Draft Calendar - Option Two


2017-18 Calendar Survey