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Calvert County Board of Education Votes in Favor to Open School Online

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. - At a special meeting held on July 24, 2020, the Board of Education of Calvert County Public Schools voted in favor of a virtual opening for the 2020-2021 school year. School will be conducted online for the first semester unless the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic changes significantly.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “The online instruction that students will experience this fall will be very different from the digital learning last spring. Teachers will livestream lessons, and the schedule will be similar to that of a typical school day. The circumstances are far from ideal, but we are committed to making it work.”

The Board did determine that some small groups of students may need to be in school for specialized instruction. Staff members will make this determination and, in the event of face-to-face teaching, will follow safety and cleaning protocols prescribed by the Calvert County Health Department.

Depending upon job responsibilities, staff will continue to have the option to telework.

Board members thanked parents and staff for their input during the public comment period and encouraged the community to collaborate to find solutions in these unprecedented circumstances. The Board also asked for further information about the possibility of fall sports and activities, and they will revisit that topic at a later date.

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