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Monday, April 17, 2017

Beach Patrol To Expand Late-Season Coverage With School Start Change

OCEAN CITY — With a state-mandated post-Labor Day start to the public school year in place in Maryland, the Ocean City Beach Patrol (OCBP) has a plan in place to expand coverage in late August when the season typically drops off.

Last year, Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order mandating public schools in Maryland return after Labor Day after previous legislative remedies stalled. As a result, most school systems in Maryland will now return after Labor Day, achieving the desired goal of expanding the summer season. It’s important to note there is a waiver process for schools wanting to return in August and although some have applied for the waiver for a variety of reasons, it appears most counties in Maryland will return to school in September.

The summer season in Ocean City drops off the last two weeks in August with most school systems in the region opening. As a result, the OCBP, which suffers an employee drain of its own as many of its officers are educators, scales back it coverage in the waning weeks of summer before Labor Day. With the post-Labor Day school start expected to expand the summer season, the beach patrol has a plan in place to ensure the beach is safely covered for more visitors.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

They should be dancing in the streets for all the additional profits to be made in that summer season extension.

Anonymous said...

You can Extend it to christmas still not getting any of my money

Zorro said...

Ocean City is 5 miles wide and 10 miles long......WHERE THE F CAN YOU PUT 500,000 VEHICLES COMING IN ON HOLIDAYS THERE? What a joke OC is...

Anonymous said...

Hell it's not even a mile wide, but it certainly is a rat hole.

Anonymous said...

"a joke"?
"a rat hole"?
To paraphrase Yogi Berra, "Nobody goes there anymore. There's 500,000 cars on the holidays."
To the haters:
I just spent still another 9 months in OC - a beautiful, peaceful, quiet, close-knit, caring community.
Soon the carnival will come to town. I love carnivals.
The traffic, and yes, some elements of today's society that are not particularly welcome, will be here along with the families for about 12 weeks.
It's a small - very small - price to pay for living in this wonderful resort town.