WESTMINSTER, Md. — Come Thursday, Carroll County Public Schools will again return to a hybrid-style learning format.
The county's Board of Education voted 4-1 in favor of the measure Monday night.
Students and teachers returned entirely to online instruction in November, after COVID-19 cases began to rise.
In December the school system sent letters to parents to gauge their preference on whether in-person learning should resume or not.
Some parents put together a petition on Change.org to pressure the board to re-open schools. As of noon Tuesday -- 935 people signed.
Carroll County Health Officer Ed Singer didn't seem to fully agree with the board's decision.
He said the county was in a much different place back in September and October when the nation's health experts suggested reopening schools.
Listen to the entire board meeting below.