Update on PGCPS emergency school and make-up

Danielle Barnes

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) lost a third day of instruction on Wednesday, January 17 after closing schools due to unsafe weather and road conditions affecting school transportation. With little adjustability in the 2017-2018 school calendar due to constraints imposed by Governor Larry Hogan’s school calendar Executive Order, teachers and students are now required to attend school on February 9, 2018, to meet the State’s 180-day mandated school year. The teacher professional development day was originally scheduled for February 9 which has been cancelled. Schools will follow a B Day schedule on both February 8 and 9.
PGCPS developed its school calendar to meet Governor Hogan’s requirements for students to have a school year beginning after Labor Day and ending by June 15. This has made it hard to keep it not only efficient but safe for students when making there way to school.  So far this school year, PGCPS has closed schools due to unsafe weather conditions on January 4, 5 and 17. Any additional school closures will impact Spring Break, if any additional days are taken off then April 5th and 6th will be resulted in staff and students to come to school.
View Emergency Weather Codes and Plans.