Students can thank a mild winter for an early summer break.
Baltimore County announced Tuesday night that schools would close on June 8, rather than the originally planned June 14, according to Charles Herndon, a Baltimore County Public Schools spokesman.
"We had such a mild winter, we were able to make the school year four days shorter," Herndon said. "I'm sure it's exciting for students."
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Seven days were originally allotted this year for emergency closures due to inclement weather, he said. Students missed only two days at the start of the school year due to . There were no snow days taken this year in Baltimore County.
Herndon emphasized that shortening the school year is a common practice and students will still fulfil their state-mandated 180-day requirement.
He added that he could not predict how heat would impact the end of the school year, especially in schools without air conditioning.
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