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Maryland School Systems have options for inclement weather policies

September 26th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany School Board approved it’s inclement weather plan just before the start of the new school year prior to Labor Day- and as a result of some flexibility offered by the Maryland Department of Education- it will look a little different this fall and winter. The MSDE permits school districts to use up to eight days of virtual learning. The ACPS will utilize those virtual learning days for inclement weather. For the first three inclement weather days, asynchronous learning will be utilized. If the school system should need more days because of inclement weather, the board has up to five built-in days that can used and virtual learning, including real time with the teacher, will be available. Superintendent Jeff Blank praised state education leaders for allowing each county some autonomy when it comes to establishing inclement weather plans…