Two options the Board of Education of Frederick County is considering for the Frederick County Public Schools’ 2020-2021 academic calendars are online for public review and comment. The Board encourages the community to review calendar information at www.fcps.org/calendar and follow the instructions posted there to submit comments through Thursday, December 5.
Calendar Committee members presented the draft options to the Board of Education on November 13; the public may view the presentation and Board meeting discussion online at www.fcps.org/tv. The Board is scheduled to take action on the calendar at its regular meeting Wednesday, December 11.
Option 1 starts school for students Monday, August 24 and ends, without snow days, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. If all snow days are needed, the last day of school for students is Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Option 2 starts school for students Monday, August 17 and ends, without snow days, Thursday, May 27, 2021. If all snow days are needed, the last day of school for students is Friday, June 4, 2021.
Calendar Committee members include FCPS parents, teachers, administrators, a student and others. They based their recommendations on maximizing instructional time for students, legal requirements and feedback from representatives of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council of Frederick County, the Frederick Association of School Support Employees, the Frederick County Administrative and Supervisory Association, the Frederick County Teachers Association and the public.