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Wednesday snow closures force counties to adjust their school calendars

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Posted at 9:03 PM, Feb 19, 2019

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — With most area schools closing on Wednesday, February 20, due to an expected snow storm, several counties have gone over their limit and have been forced to adjust their school calendars.

Baltimore City Public Schools

The school board approved changes to their plan for making up snow days on their school year calendar on February 12. They have now used a total of four snow days in the academic year, including Wednesday's closure.

Officials say the snow day taken on January 14 will be made up on June 17. Snow days taken on February 11 and 12 will be made up on June 18 and 19. Wednesday's closing is expected to be made up on June 20.

If the school district closes all schools for additional snow days, the first day will be made up on June 21, the second on April 15, and the third on April 16.

Baltimore County Public Schools

With Wednesday's closure, the school system has used six snow days out of the four that were built in the school calendar. School officials say they have not made decision on how they will make up the additional two days missed.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

After Wednesday's cancellation, Anne Arundel County Schools have used two snow days out of the three that were built in the school calendar. One conditional snow day remains, that can only be used before March 5.

Harford County Public Schools

Following Wednesday's closures, the school system has used six snow days out of the ten days that were built into their academic calendar (includes the five days after June 15, that were passed through legislation) leaving them with four remaining snow days.

Howard County Public Schools

With Wednesday's closure, five snow days have been used this school year, which is one day over what had been reserved on the school calendar.

Prior to the February 20 closing, the scheduled last day of school was June 21, with the final three school days, June 19, 20 and 21,dismissing three hours early. It's unclear how Wednesday's closing will affect that schedule.

Carroll County Public Schools

Officials say four snow days were built into the year. After Wednesday's closure, six snow days have been used, putting them two days over the limit.

The board will discuss extending the school year at their next meeting.

Cecil County Public Schools

Officials say four days were built in at the beginning of the school year. Three additional days are also available if needed, any of which would extend the school year. Officials couldn't immediately provide how many snow days have been used thus far.

We will continue to update this story as it becomes available.