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School year extended for thousands of Maryland students

Posted at 7:17 AM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 07:17:58-04

Thousands of kids will have a few extra days of school this summer. 

More Maryland school districts are updating their calendars for the 2017-2018 school year to lay out how they will make up all those snow days.

Howard County asked the State School Board for a two-day waiver, but it denied. The district is now extending the school year by two days, making the last day of class Tuesday, June 19.

Cecil County's waiver request was also rejected, so to make up the time the last day for students will now be Thursday, June 14.

The State Board of Education approved Baltimore County's request for an eight-hour waiver for high school students, with the caveat that high school hours be increased in the future. Baltimore County's last day of school is Friday, June 15.

Baltimore City Schools' request to extend the school year by two days was also approved. Now students will have class until Tuesday, June 19.