Words: Sarah Paz
On Wednesday, May 6th, State Superintendent of School Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland school facilities will be closed for the remainder of the school year.
In an online letter, Superintendent Michael Martirano announced that the Howard County Public School System will subsequently be closed.
Though the end of the virtual school year is yet to be decided, the last day of school for seniors will remain May 20.
Phase 3 of the HCPSS Continuity of Learning program will continue until the end of the school year. Though all its school facilities are closed, HCPSS will continue to work remotely, and will persevere in developing better distance learning models with the input of teachers.
Howard County is also developing plans for “Recovery of Learning” for the reopening of schools in the fall. It is currently waiting for the guidance of the Maryland State Department of Education guidelines for these plans as well as plans about summer school programs.
Food distribution centers will remain open until the end of the school year.
Martirano encourages everyone to remain safe and patient while waiting for further announcements.
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