Beyond MoCo: HCPSS Approves Addition of One Additional Early Release Day December Through May

by MCS Staff
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The Howard County Public School Board of Education voted 8-0 in favor of a motion to “add in one additional 3-hour early dismissal each month for all students beginning December 2021 through May 2022.” The purpose of the calendar modification is to “provide school-based staff with additional time to address increased staff workload and to support employee well-being.”

According to HCPSS Board of Education Member, Vicky Cutroneo, the new early dismissal dates include:

  • December 15th, 2021
  • January 19th, 2022
  • February 16th, 2022
  • March 16th, 2022
  • April 27th, 2022
  • May 18th, 2022

Montgomery County teachers recently participated in a “MCEA Informational Car Picket & Rally at MCPS Headquarters,” which took place 4pm at MCPS headquarters (850 Hungerford Drive) on October 26th.

The purpose of the car picket and rally was to “stop the exploitation of staff” and was described as a collective action to demand that the MCPS Board of Education address outstanding educator concerns around workload.

 

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