As students streamed out of Harford County Public Schools Friday, they were looking forward to not returning for classes until Monday, Nov. 30.
With the whole week off, HCPS students have a Thanksgiving break matched by only one other Maryland school district. Three other districts aren't doing much either in the way of holding classes this week.
While the Harford students may be reveling in their extended break, their teachers and school staff aren't so fortunate, an arrangement that doesn't sit well with the head of the local teachers union.
Teachers and staff are working Monday, Tuesday and until noon Wednesday. The state mandates that all schools close Thanksgiving...