The Maryland State Board of Education has unanimously recommended that all public schools begin the 2021-22 academic year with in-person instruction five days a week.
The board’s resolution Tuesday received the support of Governor Larry Hogan, who said science supports getting children back to school for in-person learning, and every child should have that opportunity ‘right now.’ Hogan also said the vote provides certainty for families and students that school systems will return to full in-person learning.
The resolution does allow school systems to seek an exception.
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Governor Larry Hogan’s full statement:
“The science supports getting our children back into school for in-person learning, and every student in Maryland should have that opportunity right now. To encourage the safe reopening of schools, the state has committed more than $1.2 billion in funding, prioritized teachers for vaccines, and provided all the necessary PPE, testing, and guidance. Families and students deserve certainty that all school systems will return to full in-person learning. To address the academic and emotional toll of prolonged online instruction, today’s vote is an important step toward getting things back to normal.”