Officials: School calendar changes approved after inclement weather in Talbot Co.

EASTON, Md. - On Thursday, education officials made changes to this years school calendar, after the designated inclement weather days were used in Talbot County.

Talbot County Public Schools says on Thursday, the Talbot County Board of Education approved changes to 2017/2018 calendar as the school system used all four  inclement weather days built into the calendar. Officials say the change was made to reflect the final school day for students as June 13,  the last tenured teacher day as June 18, and the last day for first-year teachers as June 21.

Officials report that the Maryland State Board of Education approved a conditional waiver request which would allow schools to be open on Presidents' Day, February 19, 2018. Talbot County school officials say schools would only open on Presidents' Day if additional school closings are required prior to February 16. 

In a further effort to ensure the ability to meet the requirements of COMAR, the Board approved amending the 2017-2018 approved calendar to change January 26 (Transition Day) from a day off for students and a work day for teachers to an early dismissal day for students. That change will not require State Board of Education's approval, so officials say families should plan accordingly.

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