Montgomery County announces 2 make up snow days

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Public Schools has announced two make up snow days.

Under a plan approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, school will be held on Monday, April 21, also known as Easter Monday, and Friday, June 13. June 13 will be the last day of school for students.

No other snow days will have to be made up under the state-approved plan, according to school officials.

The 2013-2014 school calendar has 184 days of instruction, which is four more than required by state law. Because of the 10 snow days the county has had this year, schools are six days under the 180 days of instruction required by state law.

On Tuesday, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery granted a waiver that allows MCPS to go four days below the required days of instruction if school is held on April 21 and June 13.

"We appreciate Dr. Lowery's recognition that this has been a very unusual winter and her willingness to grant us some flexibility in our calendar," said Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr. "By holding classes on April 21 and June 13, we can make up two valuable days of instruction without significantly disrupting our community's summer schedules."


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