Howard Co. School Board votes to keep students online through 3rd quarter

Posted at 9:05 AM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 08:01:57-05

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — After rejecting the switch to a hybrid learning model by a 5-2 vote , the Howard County School Board on Tuesday voted by that same margin to stay virtual for the foreseeable future.

Students will now learn remotely at least through the third quarter, which ends April 14.

During the meeting, the board tasked the County Schools Superintendent to explore ways to expand and enhance existing opportunities for small groups of students including special needs.

The move comes as the county sees its COVID-19 case rate surge to 5 percent.