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BOARD OF EDUCATION TO VOTE ON 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR, POSITION ON PROPOSED MAGLEV PROJECT

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County is scheduled to vote on the 2018-2019 school year calendar at its next meeting, scheduled for November 1, 2017.

The calendar recommended by the school system’s Calendar Committee was presented to the Board on October 18 and has been posted online at www.aapcs.org [1]for the public to view since that time. The revised version the Board will discuss at Wednesday’s meeting alters the dates of two parent-teacher conference days.

The calendar calls for classes to begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, and end on Friday, June 14, 2019. It maintains adjustments made in the 2017-2018 school year that reduced Easter/Spring Break to three days. It also requires opening of schools on three additional days to compensate for:

To compensate for these three days, the calendar calls for:

The Board previously discussed the calendar at its October 18, 2017, meeting. Several changes to the draft calendar have been made in light of that discussion.

The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Parham Building, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis. The Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. to vote to go into closed session, during which time it will discuss confidential matters as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act including, but not limited to, legal advice, personnel, and negotiations. Closed session is not open to the public. The general session of the meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Also at Wednesday’s meeting, the Board is scheduled to vote on an official position regarding the proposed Baltimore-Washington Superconducting MAGLEV project routes. The statement was introduced at the October 18 Board meeting and can be reviewed here [2].

A complete agenda for the meeting accompanies this news release. More information on agenda items will be posted on the AACPS website [3] in the Board Docs section under the Board of Education tab.

The general session of Wednesday’s Board meeting will be broadcast live on AACPS-TV, which can be found on Channel 96 on Comcast and Broadstripe, and Channel 36 on Verizon. High definition broadcasts can be seen on Channel 996 on Comcast, Channel 496 on Broadstripe, and Channel 1961 on Verizon. Rebroadcasts are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. the day after the meeting and 2:00 p.m. on subsequent Sundays.

The meeting can also be viewed live on the Internet here [4].

Archived videos of Board meetings [5] are also posted online.

Board Meeting Agenda, 11-1-2017 [6]

Draft 2018-2019 School Year Calendar (11-1-17) [7]

Draft 2019-2020 School Year Calendar (11-1)-17 [8]