School-Based Options for 2018-19

  • School Based Options (SBO) is a provision in the BTU contract that enables schools to modify the school year, school week, school day, and the available prep time for teachers. Schools might want to submit an SBO proposal in order to move PD days around, for example, or to create a monthly half-day PD time for teachers.

    The SBO submission window this year will be from March 14 to April 3. This year, submissions will be via an Office 365 form, which will go live on March 14. Click here for guidance documents. 

    Please contact Dana Polson in the Office of New Initiatives with any questions at dpolson@bcps.k12.md.us or 443-642-4330.