108,000 Baltimore County Students Lose Long Weekend

Winter weather cut into time off for Baltimore County Public Schools.

Baltimore County Public Schools will be in session on March 31, 2014.
Baltimore County Public Schools will be in session on March 31, 2014.

"If you’re a BCPS parent or student looking at using Monday, March 31, to put together a long weekend, think again," according a statement Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) issued Wednesday.

March 31 was originally slated to be a professional development day for teachers and a day off for students, but that's no longer the case, the school system said.

The school system used eight days—more than the seven for which it had allotted—due to inclement weather and needed to make up the day, according to officials.

The Board of Education of Baltimore County voted at its meeting Tuesday night to make March 31 a regular school day, the statement said. 

The 108,000 Baltimore County public school students will attend classes as usual on March 31 to meet state standards that call for 180 days of instruction.

teech March 17, 2014 at 06:25 PM
Chris Kessler....you don't have a clue what you are talking about.
Chris Kessler March 18, 2014 at 01:19 PM
Yeah ok. I would feel the same if I was a part of the teacher union too. The teachers at our local elementary school daily highlight is the 5 day forecast. Bob Turk groupies. Maybe there is another teacher vacation day "oops" professional day that can be used.
JM March 18, 2014 at 02:46 PM
Every group - teachers, parents, administrators, children - has good reason to be frustrated with our education system. But I sincerely wish Chris and "Civil Citizen" peace with whatever has made you so bitter about teachers in particular. It seems really painful for you!
Ella Williamson March 18, 2014 at 08:26 PM
I mean teachers have planned already lessons and we have missed enough already


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