A special exemption was granted on Thursday.
Frederick County Public School students will have a day off in May because of the G8 Summit being held at Camp David in Thurmont. "Sheriff Chuck Jenkins notified Superintendent Teresa Alban a couple of weeks ago, that he anticipates traffic congestion and possible security concerns," said Marita Loose, FCPS spokeswoman.
Schools will be closed for students on Friday, May 18th. "Staff is to report to work," continued Loose.
A special exemption was granted by the Maryland State Department of Education Thursday, allowing only 179 days of school for Frederick County, rather than the mandated 180. As a result, the last day of school for students will be June 8th and for teachers, June 11th.
"Certainly at the Sheriff's recommendation, it is the right thing to do for our students."
Other school activities scheduled for that day have not been canceled. "There's a prom that evening, advanced placement testing, athletics, and drama," she said.
The Summit is scheduled for May 18 and 19.