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Prince George's County students in school until June 20

Students in Prince George's County public schools will be in school until June 20 to make up for seven days of instruction time lost to inclement weather, according to an announcement from the school district Wednesday.
Students in Prince George's County public schools will be in school until June 20 to make up for seven days of instruction time lost to inclement weather, according to an announcement from the school district Wednesday.

Students in Prince George's County public schools will be in school until June 20 to make up for seven days of instruction time lost to inclement weather, according to an announcement from the school district Wednesday.

School was originally scheduled to let out on June 14. The calendar is subject to more changes if there are additional inclement weather or emergency closures before the end of the school year.

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The school system built four make-up days into the 2015-2016 calendar at the end of the year on June 15, 16, 17 and 20. To compensate for a fifth day of lost classroom time, the Prince George's County Board of Education approved changing a professional development day on Feb. 12 to an instructional day.

On March 22 the Maryland State Board of Education granted a request by Chief Executive Officer Kevin Maxwell to waive the two remaining inclement weather days.

Maryland law requires elementary and middle schools to be open a minimum of 180 days and 1,080 hours per school year, and high schools to be open for a minimum of 180 days and 1,170 hours — unless granted a waiver by the state education board.

Schools will dismiss two hours early on the two last days, June 17 and 20, according to the district's announcement.

To view the Prince George's County Public Schools 2015-2016 calendar, go to http://www1.pgcps.org/calendar/.

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