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WCPS Considering More School Calendar Changes Due to Snow Days

Due to the recent snow that has impacted the region, Washington County Public Schools are considering making further changes to make up snow days not built into the master calendar for the 2013-2014 school year.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (WHAG) - After numerous snow days across the region for area schools, officials with Washington County Public Schools are considering altering the 2013-2014 schedule even further to make up lost days due to snow.

At the Washington County Public Schools March 4th Business Meeting, the Board of Education is expected to formally address a staff recommendation to change the current school year calendar to make up for days that county schools were closed due to inclement weather.

The calendar for the 2013-2014 school year was created with 5 days built into the calendar at the end of the year to accommodate possible school closings, but so far this winter, Washington County Public Schools have been closed 9 days. 

One of these snow days was made up this past Monday, February 17th which was Presidents' Day.  At the Board of Education's February 18th meeting, staff recommended making up snow days on Thursday & Friday March 27th and 28th, which had previously been scheduled as professional days for staff, when students were not scheduled to attend school.  Also recommended was making Monday, April 21st, a regular school day. This day was originally scheduled as a day off for schools and offices at the end of Spring Break..

If these changes are approved by the Board of Education, the tentative last day of school will become Thursday, June 12th, 2014, pending any additional school clsings for weather or other reasons.  The Board of Education's March 4th Meeting will be held at 1:00 PM at the Center for Education Services at 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown.

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