Spring break cut down to 1 day for Prince George's County Public Schools to make up for snow days
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - To make up for the weather-related school closures so far this school year, spring break for Prince George's County Public Schools students will be shortened to one day.
Students will now be required to show up for class from Wednesday, April 4 through Friday, April 6, Prince George's County Public Schools announced Thursday.
Schools were originally scheduled to be closed for spring break between April 3 and April 6.
These makeup days are needed as the school system has already closed six days this school year due to inclement weather. However, there were only five makeup days planned for the 2017-2018 school year.
Prince George's County Public Schools has already implemented makeup days on Feb. 9 and April 6. School officials say the county's school board will consider designating April 4 as a makeup day at its March 29 meeting.
Due to a state mandate in Maryland, the school calendar must end on June 15 and makeup days cannot be added to the school year after that date.
Schools in Prince George's County will still be closed on March 30 and April 2 for the Easter holiday. There is also a 2-hour early dismissal for students on March 29 for a Professional Day for teachers.