Longer Winter Break? No School the Week of Thanksgiving?  MCPS Asks Public to Provide Input on the 2023-2024 School Calendar

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery Public Schools released a survey this week asking the public to provide input on the 2023-2024 school year calendar. According to MCPS, “This survey seeks to gauge the Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) community’s interests as the calendar scenarios are developed for school year (SY) 2023–2024. Prior to presenting the calendar scenarios for discussion at the Board of Education Meeting on October 25, 2022, MCPS is providing an opportunity for the public to provide input. Please share your SY 2023–2024 calendar interests by Thursday, October 13, 2022.”

A few of the questions include:
Which of the following are you most interested in seeing in SY 2023–2024 calendar scenarios? (Select one)
Closed for the full Thanksgiving Week
A longer Winter Break (currently Winter Breaks are 9 days, including the weekends)
More frequent, shorter breaks throughout the year
Nothing. Leave the calendar like it is.
I don’t know
The state of Maryland does not require school systems to close on the following Holidays- Columbus Day and Veterans Day. Which of the following do you wish to see the school system close for? (Select one)
Columbus Day
Veterans Day
I don’t know
If SY 2023–2024 calendar scenarios included more days off, how do you hope MCPS will handle the impact? (Select one)
Start the school year up to 3 days earlier
End the school year up to 3 days later
Preference not to have additional breaks that impact either the start or end of the school year
You can view and take the survey here. 


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1 comment

Michelle Games September 26, 2022 - 5:37 pm

What a horrible survey!!!! The questions limit your input and dont provide all the options. The school year should start after labor day snd end by june 15th – no exceptions. Why are those options not on the survey?


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