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Maryland School Board to vote on minimum live instruction hours on Tuesday

Posted at 7:43 AM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 07:43:56-04

MARYLAND — The Maryland State School Board will vote on whether or not to require school districts to offer students a minimum requirement of 3.5 hours of live online instruction each day while classes remain remote because of COVID-19.

Maryland Schools Superintendent Karen Salmon made the proposal to require a minimum number of hours of live instruction at a board meeting on August 24.

During Tuesday's 9 a.m. board meeting, Superintendent Salmon will propose that all school systems revamp their schedules to hit new targets for synchronous and asynchronous learning by September 28.

At the moment, Carroll County is the only school system in the Baltimore region that's planning less than 3.5 hours of live instruction.