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ACPS to Utilize Virtual Learning During Weather Closings

February 1st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Having received approval from the Maryland State Department of Education, the Allegany County School Board is moving forward with plans to utilize virtual learning during school closures due to inclement weather.   ACPS will allow a total of three “traditional” closures in the event of inclement weather. To date, ACPS has been closed twice (September 1st and January 7th). However, the September 1st closure will not count towards these three traditional closures.  ACPS will continue to utilize traditional school closures until two more days have been exhausted and will then move to a virtual learning inclement weather format. In addition to not losing a day of instruction, utilizing virtual learning eliminates the need for a make-up day at the end of the school year, which will ultimately reduce the number of days necessary to meet the 180-day requirement.  Superintendent Jeff Blank says there are plans in place to assist students who may not have adequate internet service…