By changing the location of built-in bad weather closures, the board was able to provide students with longer winter and spring breaks.
"In our original proposals, we actually had a choppy spring break," said Carrie Sterrs, Worcester County Public Schools' coordinator of public relations and special programs. "One of the things they wanted us to address was our winter break and our spring break to kind of close the gaps that were available in those options."
Normally, the school year includes three inclement weather days within the post-Labor Day to June 14 calendar. Now for next school year, the school system says the bad-weather make-up days will be tacked on to the end of the school year, meaning students could attend as late as June 22 in 2020.
Sterrs said officials opted to remove the built-in inclement weather days to allow for more flexibility in the calendar.