The Board had previously raised concerns with the calendar mandated by the Governor’s Executive Order.
As reported in the Bethesda Beat,
The board agreed to follow Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order signed in August that required all school districts to start school after Labor Day beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Initially, the board had said it would seek a waiver and also developed options that included starting school before Labor Day, as in past years.
For more information, see School Board Votes To Start School After Labor Day Next Year from the Bethesda Beat.
For background, see Montgomery Board of Education to Apply for Labor Day Waiver.