Anne Arundel County Schools will have school on Easter Monday and were granted a three-day waiver from the state so the last day for most students will be June 18.
The Board of Education unanimously approved the opening of schools and offices on Monday, April 21, the day following Easter and state Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery granted Anne Arundel County Public Schools a three-day waiver of the 180-day requirement for students.
Interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins filed the revised waiver request late this afternoon after discussions with state school officials in an effort to aid families who already have vacation plans set. In her request, she cited the inclusion of April 21 and addition of June 18 as instructional days for students.
“I just wanted to do everything I could to try and ease that burden for our parents, students, and employees while keeping in mind that we have a duty to provide students with as complete an educational year as possible,” Mrs. Perkins said. “I am pleased that Dr. Lowery took into consideration the steps we have made to accomplish those goals.”