Mayor, City of Baltimore
Chair, Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners
Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises
Chief Executive Officer
June 17, 2021
For Immediate Release
Press Releases and Announcements
Baltimore City Public Schools will close all offices and schools to recognize the Juneteenth national holiday on Friday, June 18, 2021. This is consistent with state and city government announcements regarding closures.
Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The holiday was first celebrated in 1865 in Texas when enslaved people were informed that the Civil War had ended and of their freedom declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. We applaud the recognition of this important historical event.
All students, families, and staff are encouraged to learn more about Juneteenth by visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture website.
Summer meals are not served on Fridays. State athletic contests will occur as scheduled.