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Maryland schools could trim spring break to meet Hogan executive order

Maryland schools could trim spring break to meet Hogan executive order

School administrators across the state say they will consider shortening spring break to meet the requirements of Gov. Larry Hogan's new executive order to start the school year after Labor Day beginning next year.

From Allegany County to the Eastern Shore, Maryland school systems will be ripping up their tentative 2017-2018 calendars and trying to squeeze in five to 10 more days of instruction between Labor Day and June 15, the date schools have been ordered to finish.

"Many of those who were gleeful at the governor's announcement about the start date may well be angry when some of the harsh decisions that have to be made about the calendar are presented to the board...

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