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School Board to discuss Fall Reopening Plans in closed door meeting

August 1st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Most of Maryland’s  local school systems, including Garrett County, have announced back to school plans ahead of the August 14th deadline, however Allegany County has not. Surveys were sent to parents this week and the school board will meet in closed session tomorrow (Sunday) to discuss the survey results and the plan moving forward.  The details are expected to be released to the public at the August 11th board meeting. Allegany County Superintendent Jeff Blank told WCBC News that every school system in the state is facing an unprecedented challenge this fall. The ultimate goal is to provide the best possible learning experience for students- while at the same time creating a safe working environment for teachers and staff.  Blank notes that there is no “playbook” per se for conducting school during a national pandemic

2 Responses to “School Board to discuss Fall Reopening Plans in closed door meeting”

  1. August 01, 2020 at 7:23 am, mac said:

    Indiana Student and School Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19 on First Day Back to School

    More than 200 kids test positive for coronavirus after attending Georgia summer camp

    Fresno County teenager is the first California child to die because of COVID-19

    These are just three headlines from the news THIS MORNING! There are many more out there.
    Mr. Blank, there is a ‘playbook’, masks and social distancing and distance learning.

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    • August 01, 2020 at 7:33 am, Jay said:

      Everyone – students, teachers, staff – must be tested before anyone is allowed back into the buildings for normal classroom teaching. In addition, everyone must be tested every 2-3 days with results in 10-15 minutes with contact tracing on the positive results. Otherwise there is no point in returning to the buildings. There is a 100% chance that there will be an outbreak.

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