Make-up days announced for Wicomico Co. schools after winter storm
Education officials say students will have to make up two snow days following January's snow storm that left almost a foot of snow, in Wicomico County.
Wicomico County Public School (WCPS) officials say on Tuesday, Maryland state education officials did not grant the school system's request to waive two days that the schools were closed during Winter Storm Grayson, in January.
Per Gov. Larry Hogan's decree that the school year must end by June 15 and the denial of the waiver request, Wicomico County Public Schools must be in session on Monday, February 19 and Thursday, March 29. Officials say schools would have been closed on those days for President's Day and a professional day for teachers, respectively.
School officials say Thursday, March 29, will now be a school day with a two-hour early dismissal to allow teachers some time for professional development.
The Board-approved 2017-2018 calendar included three potential makeup days at the end of the school year, and WCPS had already announced that Wicomico County schools will be in session on those designated makeup days: June 13, 14 and June 15 (all 2-hour early dismissal days). Education officials say June 8, 11 and 12 are now full school days rather than early dismissal days.
A revised 2017-2018 calendar will be available soon on the school system's website.