Montgomery County discusses solutions for 2018-19 school calendar issues

- Tuesday’s Montgomery County Board of Education meeting, during which next year's school calendar will be discussed, could result in the reduction of the number of days students have off.

Last year, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order that requires schools in the state to start after Labor Day and close by June 15.

Hogan argued that the state’s economy would benefit by adding extra days to the summer season. He also said that schools that cancel classes when the weather is too hot would face fewer disruptions.

Several options will be discussed to try and make the school calendar fit. Some solutions include shortening spring break and opening for class on several Jewish holidays.

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