Announced on the Howard County Public School System website:

April 3rd, 2019

A recent change in Maryland law allows greater flexibility to local school systems in setting school start and ending dates, which has prompted many questions regarding the school start date for the upcoming school year.

Please be aware that no changes will be made to the HCPSS 2019-2020 school calendar, which was approved by the Board of Education in November 2018. The decision to maintain the existing student start date of September 3, 2019 was made in fairness to students, families and staff who have already scheduled vacations, camps, employment and other summer plans.

Complete and current information about the academic calendar is posted at https://www.hcpss.org/calendar/.

Screenshot of announcement:

This is good news and I am happy to see this announcement today. I saw many people asking questions about the start date for 2019-2020. A BIG thanks to the blog reader for forwarding it along…because I have not seen this published yet on the various HCPSS social media channels.

Scott E

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