Harford County Public Schools prepared for the worst, and now the worst has happened.
Snowfall in late December combined with back-to-back blizzards in February have used up all six of the snow days built into the school calendar, meaning that students will now be in class on March 31 and April 1, delaying the start of spring vacation until April 2, Good Friday. Students will also be in school for at least four additional days in June, making June 15 the last day for students in the 2009-10 school year.
Teachers’ professional development days planned for March 31 and April 1 may be rescheduled to the end of the school year, according to the school calendar, making June 18 the new last day of school for teachers.
Additional snow days could add even more days to the end of the school year. But if further school closings are necessary after Feb. 11, spokesperson Teri Kranefeld told The Dagger that Harford County Public Schools plans to ask for a waiver of the state-required 180 school days from the Maryland State Department of Education.
With record snowfalls having closed school systems throughout the State, Harford County won’t be alone.