Maryland board reviews local school districts’ plans

State Board of Education reviewing local school districts’ reopening plans


The Maryland State Board of Education is meeting Tuesday with school-reopening plans a topic of discussion once again, and many disagreements remain over how schools should proceed.|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Where to get tested ||”The point has been made, if you can open bars, movie theaters and shopping malls, why can’t you open the schools?” State Board of Education Member Rose Maria Li said Monday.”We can’t completely throw safety precautions out the window. Locals have not put all of those precautions into place. The logistics have not all been figured out yet. It’s not the same as taking your car full of kids to the movie theater and staying there for an hour and coming home. Children are there all day,” State Board of Education Member Rachel McCusker said Monday.Board members agree that local reopening plans must take all concerns into consideration. Board members said they’re eager to see how the local systems have updated their reopening plans, which they will review Tuesday.READ: Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education, State Board of Education Update on Reopening Plans, Special Education and Monitoring and Evaluation (PDF)This story will be updated and Tim Tooten will report live tonight on 11 News starting at 5 p.m.

The Maryland State Board of Education is meeting Tuesday with school-reopening plans a topic of discussion once again, and many disagreements remain over how schools should proceed.

|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Where to get tested ||

“The point has been made, if you can open bars, movie theaters and shopping malls, why can’t you open the schools?” State Board of Education Member Rose Maria Li said Monday.

“We can’t completely throw safety precautions out the window. Locals have not put all of those precautions into place. The logistics have not all been figured out yet. It’s not the same as taking your car full of kids to the movie theater and staying there for an hour and coming home. Children are there all day,” State Board of Education Member Rachel McCusker said Monday.

Board members agree that local reopening plans must take all concerns into consideration. Board members said they’re eager to see how the local systems have updated their reopening plans, which they will review Tuesday.

This story will be updated and Tim Tooten will report live tonight on 11 News starting at 5 p.m.

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