• News Release: PGCPS Announces Last Day of School

    May 17, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will end the 2016-17 academic year on June 13 for students and teachers. 

    Schools will dismiss two hours early on June 9, June 12 and June 13 to allow teachers and other staff time to complete year-end tasks.

    There were two emergency closings in March — one for students and one for students and staff. Since then, PGCPS officials had been seeking a state waiver from the mandatory 180-day school calendar. The waiver for one to two days of student attendance would have allowed the school year to end as originally planned, June 9 for students and June 12 for teachers. The school system recently learned those efforts were unsuccessful.

    These dates are subject to change pending any emergency closures.


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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.