County tacks extra day onto school calendar

Last day of classes scheduled for June 17

April 21, 2004|By Sara Neufeld | Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF

The Baltimore County school system has added one day to the end of the school year to make up for time lost to Tropical Storm Isabel and winter weather.

The last day of school will now be Thursday, June 17.

Final exams will be held June 15 through 17. High schools will let out early all three of those days. Elementary and middle schools will dismiss early on June 16 and 17.

The school system had seven "inclement weather" days built into its calendar. But school was canceled nine times: three days during Isabel and six days for snow and ice.

The state exempted schools from having to make up one of the days lost to Isabel, leaving one day to tack on to the end of the year, said school system spokesman Douglas J. Neilson.

The revised calendar was presented to the school board at a meeting last night.

In other action, the school board recognized a sixth-grader at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School in Pikesville who won a trip to New York City to perform on Broadway.

Scott AuCoin, a pupil in Sudbrook's performing-arts magnet program, is one of 50 national winners of the "Bravo On With The Show" contest, sponsored by the cable television network Bravo and cable provider Comcast.

The winners, ages 10 to 17, are scheduled to arrive in New York Friday. There, they will receive three days of training with Broadway actors and appear with them in a performance Tuesday.

Sudbrook also will receive $1,000 to help fund its arts program.

Scott was selected based on an essay and teacher recommendations. At 12, he has performed in 20 concerts and plays.

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