Prince George's County Public Schools students will have to go to school on Friday, Oct. 21, even though it was originally scheduled as a day off for the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) Convention Day.
School will be open as a half-day to make up for school days lost to inclement weather and the earthquake.
Pre-kindergarters, however, will not need to attend school that day.
The school board officially approved the make-up day on Oct. 13.
Teachers and all 10- and 11-month employees can leave after student dismissal, but bus drivers and attendants must remain until they finish their routes. Twelve-month personnel will work the day as regularly scheduled.
The county has made arrangements for employees wanting to attend the MSEA Convention Day:
- Elected delegates and workshop trainers will not be charged leave.
- Attendees may attend on paid leave, but they must provide proof that they were registered prior to Sept. 27. Other employees must use personal or annual leave.
- Employees with previously scheduled travel plans or medical appointments will be allowed to use available leave without dispute as long as they can provide proof.
- Teachers who were previously scheduled to attend TAG and AP conferences will not be charged leave.