St. Mary's County Public Schools planning to the start school year virtually

Updated: July 22, 7:00 p.m.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. - At the Board of Education meeting this morning, Superintendent Dr. J. Scott recommend the St. Mary's County Public Schools to start the 2020/2021 school year virtually "until we can make sure students, teachers and staff are safe." Next Town Hall meeting July 29, 2020 to a make final decision. 

Governor Larry Hogan  provided an update to Marylanders on the state’s ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery, stressing the need for continued caution and vigilance. The governor was joined by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, who announced that MSDE will extend flexibility to local school systems to determine re-openings while instituting guardrails and protocols for in-person instruction.

“I want to make very clear to the people of Maryland again that this crisis is not over and your actions may help determine whether we see a resurgence of the virus here in Maryland,” said Governor Hogan. “As we have from the beginning, we will continue to follow the advice of our doctors and public health experts, and we will not hesitate to take statewide actions if and when we deem them to be necessary.”

Hogan announced this evening for each jurisdiction in Maryland to finalize a Recovery Plan by August 14th.




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