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Changes to 2019–2020 School Calendar Announced

April 22nd, 2020

The Howard County Board of Education approved changes to the 2019–2020 academic year calendar during its April 21, 2020 meeting. Originally, the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) was scheduled to be closed for Primary Election Day on April 28, 2020; however, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes to the Maryland primary election.

HCPSS is now scheduled to be open on both Tuesday, April 28 and Tuesday, June 2, 2020, as the elections on these days will take place almost entirely by mail and HCPSS schools will not be used as polling places.

The revised 2019­–2020 calendar can be viewed online at