ROCKVILLE – The Board of Education on Tuesday voted unanimously to follow Gov. Larry Hogan’s (R) executive order to begin the new school year after Labor Day.
The 2018-2019 school year would start the day after Labor Day and end June 15.
Board of Education member Pat O’Neill said beginning after Labor Day seems like the best option right now.
“We must abide by the laws and abide by the executive order and that means complying with the day after Labor and end on June (15), 2018,” O’Neill said.
She added state Attorney General Brian Frosh (D) said school systems would probably have to pay fees if they do not comply with the executive order.
Chief Operating Officer Andrew Zuckerman said MCPS staff will try to prevent MCPS from needing to have any school days the week of June 18.
If MCPS were to run out of snow days, they would have to apply for a waiver to extend the year after June 15.
MCPS spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala said MCPS is still working on dates between the start and end dates.
That means “the exact number of days, and how it’s all going to fit in terms of spring break, winter break and professional days,” Onijala said.