BOE Seeks Feedback on Draft Calendar for the 2023-2024 School Year

BOE Seeks Feedback on Draft Calendar for the 2023-2024 School Year

The Board of Education of Frederick County is considering the Frederick County Public Schools’ 2023-2024 academic calendar. The calendar is 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 Friday, December 3.

Calendar Committee members presented the draft option to the Board of Education on October 27; the public may view the presentation and Board meeting discussion online at www.fcps.org/tv. The Board will take action on the calendar at a future board meeting.

The draft 2023-2024 calendar starts school for students Wednesday, August 9, and ends, without snow days, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. If all snow days are needed, the last day of school for students is Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

Calendar Committee members include FCPS parents, teachers, administrators, community members, 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.