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School Closing/Delay Information for Montgomery County

Here's how to find information on school schedules for Monday, March 17, 2014.

Winter won't seem to let go of Maryland. File|Patch
Winter won't seem to let go of Maryland. File|Patch

The National Weather Service is expecting 3 inches to up to 5 inches of snow in Bowie and Prince George’s County Sunday night and Monday. So, what does that mean for schools?

There has been no announcement on school closings for Monday in Montgomery County.

A decision is usually made by 5 a.m. if school schedules will be changed. The first alert is posted on the district’s website and on Twitter at MCPS.

Should schools be closed on Monday? Tell us in the comments section below!

See the forecast for the Bethesda area from the National Weather Service.

As of March 6, Montgomery County Public Schools had called off classes nine days because of snow. The 2013-2014 school calendar has four snow days built in, so MCPS is five days over its allotted number of snow days. 

The state of Maryland requires districts provide at least 180 days of instruction. Unless MCPS receives a state waiver, five school days will be added to the end of the school year, which would make June 19 the last day of school for students. 

MCPS has applied for a waiver from the Maryland State Department of Education that would allow the district to go below the 180-day requirement. Under the plan submitted to the state, MCPS would extend the school year by one day to June 13, and four of the snow days would not have to be made up. 

School officials are waiting to hear from the state if the waiver will be granted.

Cheztar March 16, 2014 at 11:26 PM
Close schools its very slippery it's dangerous of cars and busses and more safer for children
Mattie Whirl March 17, 2014 at 02:57 AM
Everything is covered in snow and ice! It's dangerous, and walkers won't be able to walk on the side walks! The shovelers always come late too. I say no to school on Monday.
Glendis March 17, 2014 at 03:41 AM
Everthing is cover by white, and is dangerous,For walkers and even for drivers. I belive there should not be school today...
Ginger Connelly March 17, 2014 at 04:14 AM
Keep emergency personnel home too! To dangerous for us to drive too!!!!
Hannah Claire Allgood March 17, 2014 at 04:25 AM
I cannot see the streets at all in Poolesville


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