BCPS adds a half day to calendar
to make up for snow closings
Thursday, April 2, is now a half-day for students
Thanks to a snowy, icy winter that resulted in too many shortened or weather-closed school days, Baltimore County Public Schools will add a half day to the calendar for students on Thursday, April 2, 2015.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County on Tuesday approved changing the school system’s calendar to make April 2 – which had been a day off for students and a professional development day for teacher – into a half day of school classes.
BCPS sets aside seven days for inclement weather each school year. But this year, because of both days off for snow as well as a series of late openings and early closings due to the weather, the system fell short of the hours required by state law for schools to be open.
To see the revised school system calendar, please visit the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/calendars/.
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