School calendar is ‘a nightmare’

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006

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Beth McLean, Gaithersburg

The writer is the mother of two public schools students.

I couldn’t agree more with Peter Dresser, who has a child in middle school and another in high school (‘‘For school calendar better than MCPS’s, look elsewhere,” Sept. 13 commentary).

I, too, have been in a rage for the past several years regarding the school system’s calendar. I comment to parents, co-workers, neighbors, even my children. The Montgomery County Public Schools’ calendar is flatly ‘‘a nightmare!”

Mr. Dresser, you could not have written your point more articulately. I know that there are thousands of other parents who feel the same way we do. I have spoken with dozens of them myself.