Proposed School Calendars for 2017-18

Last Updated on Dec 23, 2016 at 12:32pm

Two proposed school calendars for 2017-18 were presented to the Garrett County Board of Education at its December 12th meeting. The calendars can be reviewed by visiting the school system’s website at:

For the proposed school calendars, one calendar is a post-Labor Day start and the other a pre-Labor Day start. Governor Hogan’s Executive Order mandates that all school systems start after Labor Day. However, the Executive Order also allows for school systems to request a waiver to start before Labor Day. Garrett County is eligible to request a waiver because it has closed ten days per year during two of the last five years due to severe weather conditions. Should the Board of Education choose to do so, it may request the Maryland State Board of Education approve the waiver.

The key at the bottom of the proposed calendars outlines the various aspects of the school year.

The Board is requesting the public to review the proposed calendars and submit any comments by noon on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, to the Public Information Office at or in writing to:

Garrett County Public Schools
c/o Public Information Office
40 S. Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550

The Board is expected to take action on the proposed calendars at its next meeting on January 10th.
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