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Both Harford and Cecil County public school systems have been granted their requests to have three days and one day, respectively, waived for the 2009-2010 school year.

State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick granted the waivers earlier this week, Bill Reinhard, spokesman for the Maryland State Department of Education, said Thursday.

The last day of school for Harford County Public Schools students will be June 15, and the last day of school for Cecil County Public Schools students will be June 17.

Harford was granted a waiver for three days missed because of snow, Cecil for one.

Public school students in both counties have missed nine days of school because of record-breaking snowfalls in the 2009-10 school year.

Both school systems submitted a waiver to the 180-day school year attendance requirement to the Maryland State Board of Education; Maryland school systems were able to request a waiver of up to five missed days because of this year’s record snowfall.

Harford’s calendar

Harford’s school system had six inclement weather days built into the school calendar, and students will attend school on those six days.

The students will attend school on March 31 and April 1 and June 10, 11, 14 and 15 — days the students originally had off before the Blizzard of 2010 struck the county.

Cecil’s calendar

Cecil County public school students will go to school March 28 and April 1 and June 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, and 17 — days the students originally had off before the blizzard.

Cecil County had eight snow days built into the school calendar, and exceeded those by one day.


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