Baltimore Co. schools get waiver, will close June 18

April 29, 1993|By Staff Report

Baltimore County Schools' long battle of the calendar over,

School will end this year on June 18, two days earlier than originally scheduled, thanks to a two-day waiver grantee yesterday by the Maryland State Board of Education.

Besieged by snow days and the need to slice $6 million from this year's budget, Superintendent Stuart Berger and the school board requested the waiver so they could honor agreements with employees and keep the school year from extending into the fourth week of June.

To help alleviate the budget shortage, Dr. Berger and the board had originally agreed to cut the last two days from the 182-day calendar in exchange for a small cut in employee' salaries. That, however, came before snow closed schools a total of four days in February and March.

The calendar underwent changes, and eventually two days were taken from spring break.

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