Spring break fully restored for Prince George’s County Public Schools

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Citizens attend the Prince George’s County school board meeting Thursday, March 29, 2018, to discuss spring break and other issues. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

 – The Prince George’s County Board of Education has voted to fully restore spring break for students and staff.

The school board unanimously approved a motion Thursday night to restore the scheduled days off after the school district announced last week that spring break would be shortened to a single day to make up for weather-related school closures this school year.

All Prince George’s County Public Schools will be closed all of next week. Schools had been scheduled to be closed on Friday and Monday for the Easter holiday,

An executive order by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan requires schools to start the school year after Labor Day and end by June 15. However, state lawmakers this week advanced a bill that will allow school districts to extend the academic year by five days without having to ask the state for a waiver. The bill is expected to pass and the governor has said he will sign it.

Earlier Board Members Edward Burroughs III, Raaheela Ahmed and David Murray had written to the Maryland governor requesting for help.

Read more >>> Fox5DC >>> WTOP

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