The new school year will start in mid-August.
Frederick, Md (KM) It may be two years away, but the Frederick County Board of Education has already adopted the academic calendar for the 2022–2023. The vote held during last week’s meeting was unanimous.
Dr. Kevin Cuppett, the Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Innovation, told the Board of Ed that the original start date ws August 10th, 2022. But Board members were not happy with that. “We adjusted the start date to August 17th, and change then rippled through the calendar. The last day will now be May 31st,” he said.
There were other changes. “The number of full weeks–which is one of our targets when we’re building a calendar–was reduced by two. Full weeks being the five full days of school,” Dr. Cuppett. “The first semester ends on January 10thj now, and the second semester begins on the 12th.”
He also says schools will still be closed on the day before Thanksgiving, and spring break will be from April 7th through the 14th. Snow days will be ,made up between June 1st and the7th.
“In the calendar, we kept a half day for Fair Day. But with the change in start date, we were able to add back in Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as days off from school because of the concerns and impact on attendance,” he said. In the calendar presented to the Board of Education in August, schools would have been open on those two Jewish holy days.
Dr. Cuppett also says the 2022–2023 calendar sets aside 68 days for instruction in the spring semester for Advanced Placement courses prior to their AP exams.
By Kevin McManus