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Could a late school start mean an end to spring break? Md. move could have consequences


Spring break could be on the chopping block in some Maryland school systems. So might teacher work days or certain holidays.

School officials around the state say they are facing tough choices as they aim to comply with Gov. Larry Hogan’s recent mandate that classes must begin after Labor Day and end by June 15, a summer-extending measure that he says will be good for the economy, schools and families.

While some have cheered the idea of a longer summer recess, school districts are starting to consider what many say are difficult options. All but one of Maryland’s 24 school districts opened in August this year, and pushing the start date to September means it could be a tight squeeze to get in the required 180 academic days and still wrap up by mid-June.


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