Education

School year for Baltimore County schools shortened three days

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsTOWSON, MD. – The school year for Baltimore County Public Schools will end a bit earlier this year.

The school system announced on Thursday that the year would end on Tuesday, June 13 – three days earlier than originally scheduled. (The 2016 – 2017 school year had been scheduled to end on Friday, June 16.)

The schedule for the final days of school will be as follows:

  • Friday, June 9 – All schools will provide a full day of classes. It will be the last day of classes for Preschool-3 and PreK students.
  • Monday, June 12 – Elementary and middle schools will close three hours early for students. High schools will provide a full day of classes.
  • Tuesday, June 13 – Final day of classes for all students. Elementary and middle schools will close three hours early for students. High schools will provide a full day of classes.

Baltimore County Public Schools officials traditionally decide whether or not to alter the calendar in late April. The adjustment to the 2016 – 2017 school calendar, announced at the April 18 meeting of the Baltimore County Board of Education, allows BCPS to shorten the school year due to planned but unused emergency closing time.

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For the 2017 – 2018 school year, the first day of classes for students will be Tuesday, September 5. Students entering Grades 6 and 9 are encouraged to attend a special orientation on Wednesday, August 30, at their schools. They will receive more information about this event from their schools.

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