Maryland schools not likely to meet 5 days a week goal
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan had called for schools to reopen by March 1, but today, Prince George's County Public Schools announced their reopening won’t take place until April. Meanwhile, the Montgomery County teachers union has voted 'no confidence' in the reopening plan there.
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Prince George’s County schools will reopen for in-person learning in April, the district announced on Wednesday.
Families will have the option of selecting distance learning or in-person hybrid learning through the end of the school year.
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The district will begin on April 8 by offering classes two days a week for all special education students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and for prekindergarten through sixth and 12th grade.
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On Thursday, April 15, phase two instruction will begin for students in seventh through 11th grades.
Educators will be expected to return to the classroom ahead of time.
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The district will distribute a survey beginning today to families so they can select either virtual or hybrid learning.
They will have until Sunday, Feb. 28 to complete the survey.