Talbot County Public Schools

Holiday Message

December 20, 2019

Superintendent Griffith's 2019 Holiday Message

Upcoming Events

December 21-January 1: Schools Closed - Winter Break

January 2: Schools Reopen

January 15: FY21 Budget Hearing, 6PM TCEC

January 15: Board of Ed Meeting 7PM TCEC

January 16: EHS Band and Choral Concert, EHS Auditorium, 6:30PM

January 20: Schools Closed, MLK Holiday

January 22: TCPS Band Night, EHS Auditorium 6PM

January 30: EES Moton Band and Chorus, EHS Auditorium 6PM

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2020-2021 TCPS Calendar Approved at December Board Meeting

The Talbot County Board of Education approved the 2020–2021 academic calendar during its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. The next school year will begin on Monday, August 24, 2020 for students and on Monday, August 17, 2020 for teachers. Winter break will be December 21–January 1, with schools reopening on Monday, January 4, 2021. Spring Break will run from April 2–9, 2021. The last day of school is scheduled for June 11, 2021 if all four allotted inclement weather days are used.


The academic calendar is designed to provide for continuity in instructional programming, time for teachers to attend professional development, holiday observances, and traditional breaks for students and staff during winter and spring. It also complies with Maryland law requiring at least 180 instructional days, as well as negotiated agreements and district policies. The calendar was developed by a committee, TCPS families and staff and the community provided input through an on-line survey. There were more than 1300 responses, with 49% favoring the approved calendar over others presented.


“I appreciate the level of input we received from all of our stakeholders,” said Helga Einhorn, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. “It allowed us to develop a calendar that reflects the needs of our students, staff and community. This truly is a collaborative process.”

FY21 Proposed Budget

The FY21 Proposed Budget was presented to the Board of Education at the December 18th Meeting. Please review the budget and leave any feedback using the link below. TCPS will hold a Public Budget Hearing at 6:00 PM on January 15th. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
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TCPS Proposed Budget 12-18-19

First Reader of the TCPS FY21 Budget ~ presented to the Board of Education at the December 18th Meeting

View FY21 Budget Presentation

An overview of the FY21 Budget with net changes in each category.

FY21 Budget Feedback Form

Your opinion matters! Please leave feedback for the Board of Ed on the FY21 Budget.

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Thank You to the Easton Police Department and PetSmart!

Thanks to the generosity of PetSmart and the Easton Police Department, hundreds of our youngest students received a brand new stuffed animal at school this week! The delight on their faces as they snuggled their new friends was truly priceless! Officers delivered special new friends to our P3, Pre- K and Kindergarten students at all of our Title I schools.