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School Calendar In Allegany Co. Not Dramatically Impacted By Winter Weather

March 28th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

School systems who had to call an unusually high number of snow days with the January blizzard and other storms might be able to ask state education officials for a break- however surprisingly the local school system won’t have too. The Maryland State Board of Education this month granted interim superintendent Jack Smith the power to issue waivers exempting systems from the 180-day school calendar. Typically, Maryland schools must be open at least 190 days and 1,080 hours per school year for elementary and middle schools, and 1,170 hours for high schools.  In Allegany County, while there have been a few major snow storms, overall the school calendar has not been dramatically impacted. Superintendent David Cox says that as a result of planning, with several snow days built into the schedule- Allegany County need not apply for the waiver…


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