To prepare for the additional closure, the school system reached out to community partners that provide camps and other programs on days that school is closed to encourage them to provide opportunities Feb. 4.
The Office of Food and Nutrition Services is exploring the possibility to offer free lunches to children under the age of 18 at various sites on the day of the special primary election.
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The school system is planning to apply for a waiver for the closure with the Maryland State Department of Education.
Brandon Oland, spokesman for Baltimore County Public Schools, said that school system is still reviewing whether it will need to close for the election, saying, “We’d love to be open, if we could.”
He said the system is reviewing whether the special election will require the school system to close all its schools for the Feb. 4 vote.
Winners from the primary will advance to a special general election April 28, the same day as the regular statewide primary. Howard schools built in an April 28 closure when creating the 2019-20 academic calendar.