THE QUESTION: When do Anne Arundel County public schools reopen?
The answer depends on who you are.
New teachers have orientation tomorrow and TuesdayAug16. Then all teachers return four days next week Aug. 22 - 25 for staff development, orientation and training.
Classes begin for first through twelfth graders on Monday, Aug. 29 (though school won't start at Arundel High until Aug. 31 due to air-conditioning work). Finalized school hours are posted at www.aacps.org/html/press/0506hours.htm
Parents of preschoolers, kindergartners and kids taking early childhood intervention classes will schedule meetings with instructors during the first three days of that week.
Then, those enrolled in early childhood intervention classes begin Sept. 1. Children entering preschool or kindergarten will meet in smaller groups starting Sept. 1 but will start their formal classes Sept. 7.
Many principals and other staff, however, may argue they have never left after supervising numerous maintenance and other projects during the summer.