Parents, teachers react to Md. school plan

Maryland parents and teachers are reacting to Governor Hogan's plans to start the school year after Labor Day,

ROCKVILLE, MD (WUSA9) - Parents and teachers are reacting to Governor Larry Hogan's plan to start school in Maryland after Labor Day.

While many people families support the plan, a lot of school districts are curious as to how it will work.

In Maryland, school districts are required to have at least 180 days of class. Under Hogan's plan, those same districts would have to figure out a way to fit those days between Labor Day and a mandated end date of June 15.

Anne Arundel County Schools leaders said their district would likely have to hold classes next year during times they had originally scheduled for students to be off.

In a letter, the school district said classes could be held on days originally held for parent-teacher conferences or even Spring Break.

One Maryland mother told WUSA9 she would be fine with her students giving up one or two days for an extended summer break.

"Like a spring break day, or a winter holiday day, probably like a day or two," said mother Rachel Lehman.

But another mother said she does not like the idea of changing the schedule at all. She feared it could impact her high school student's preparation for college.

"With the AP exams, it means she will have one to two weeks less preparation time during the school year," said mother Michelle Murphy.


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