DENTON, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan and State Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon traveled over to Caroline County on Tuesday to visit with students on their first day back to school for in-person classes.
Stops included North Caroline High School, Lockerman Middle School, and Denton Elementary School.
The county is one of 16 others starting the new school year with a hybrid learning model, in which some students rotate throughout the week between in-person and online instruction.
Among those returning, are students with special needs or who have no internet access. Others in Career and Technology program will also be spending part of their week on campus.
Right now in-person lessons are taking place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
On August 27, Hogan green lighted every county school system in the state to begin safely reopening.
“Nothing is more important than safely getting our kids back into classrooms, and into healthy and supportive learning environments, particularly our students with special needs,” said Governor Hogan. “I want to commend Superintendent Saelens, and all of the administrators, teachers, and staff for their tireless commitment to their students while taking every possible precaution to safeguard their health. What we saw today was truly inspiring, and I look forward to visiting more schools in the weeks ahead.”
Many of the state's most populated areas including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties, along with Baltimore City have chosen to remain fully remote for at least the fall semester.