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Anne Arundel County Public Schools sets June 18 as new last day for students

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Posted at 5:23 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 17:23:14-04

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — Anne Arundel County Public Schools students will now end their school calendar year on June 18.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools, like school systems across the state, lost 10 days of instruction from March 16 through March 27.

Though the days since have counted as instructional days, school systems must adjust for at least five of the 10 lost instructional days in order to seek a five-day waiver of the 180-student-day requirement from State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon.

To account for the five days, the Board:

  • Converted April 28, 2020, the former day of the primary election, to an instructional day (this action occurred at the Board’s April 15, 2020, meeting).
  • Converted April 28, 2020, the former day of the primary election, to an instructional day (this action occurred at the Board’s April 15, 2020, meeting).
  • Converted two unneeded inclement weather days (June 15, 2020, and June 16, 2020) to instructional days.
  • Added June 17, 2020, and June 18, 2020, as instructional days.

Superintendent George Arlotto will now seek a five-day waiver from Dr. Salmon. In accordance with state law, he will also seek a waiver to allow AACPS students to engage in instruction on June 2, 2020, the new date of the primary election.

The last day of work for teachers and other employees in bargaining units is not impacted by the waivers and will be determined in accordance with the negotiated agreements and terms of employment.

A complete calendar can be found here.