Baltimore County plans on having some students return to school in November

Safely Back to School
Posted at 2:44 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 14:47:30-04

TOWSON, Md. — Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent, Darryl Williams, has sent staff a projected timeline on when they can expect to return for in-person classes with some students.

Teachers who wanted to teach from their classrooms were allowed to effective September 14.

Williams set October 19 as a tentative date for all faculty and staff to return to school buildings.

The plan is by November 13, to have small groups of students return for in-person instruction, including those with disabilities and at the preschool, PreK, and Kindergarten levels.

Families of those students can expect to be surveyed October 2-9 before a final decision is made.

Continued online learning will remain an option for parents, Williams wrote.

Once students do return, schools will still operate at a low capacity determined by county and state health officials.

Later this month and into early October, the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, Y of Central Maryland, and local childcare providers will be opening Academic Support Centers for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Some centers will be in BCPS elementary schools, while others will operate out of area PAL Centers.

Each will offer full-day childcare, meals, and virtual learning assistance.

More than 1,500 students will be able to attend the centers.