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Carroll County Board of Education approves return of hybrid learning

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-18 13:54:12-04

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.