State grants waiver to shorten Harford County Public Schools calendar by three days

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Harford County Public Schools students won’t have to make up three days that schools were closed for weather and power outages. Here are the details from the district:

STATE SUPERINTENDENT APPROVES THREE-DAY CALENDAR WAIVER FOR HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Today, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lillian Lowery approved the request made by Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) for a three-day waiver of the 180-day school year requirement. HCPS has been closed a total of six days this school year, three days for Hurricane Sandy and three days for inclement weather. The three-day waiver request was made for the school closures caused by local power outages and damages as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

Due to the effort put forth by HCPS to make-up three of those days in April by making April 3 (previously a spring break day) and April 29 and 30 (previously teacher professional development days) regular school days, the waiver was granted. As such, three days will be removed from the end of the school year. Unless additional modifications to the school calendar become necessary, the last day for Kindergarten – 11th grade students is Tuesday, June 11, and the last day for teachers and 10-month instructional support employees is Friday, June 14.