Montgomery County Public Schools will comply with school year calendar mandate

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The 2017 to 2018 school calendar in Montgomery County has been a topic of debate for more than half of a year now.

Superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith, said the county is a law abiding area, so it will comply with Governor Hogan’s executive order, which mandates a school year calendar between Labor Day and June 15.

The public school system was hoping for an exception, but since Hogan released the requirements to receive a waiver in October, the Board of Education in Montgomery County recognized that starting earlier than Sept. 5 will most likely not be permitted.

The board unanimously voted to continue identifying approaches to meet the time frame.

“We have to analyze whether or not we’re gonna go all the way up to the 15th of June or recommend to the board that we end a couple of days before that and build in some snow make-up days after,” said Dr. Andrew Zuckerman, Chief Operating Officer.

The board will discuss proposals next on Dec. 13.

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