NewsLocal News


Anne Arundel County educators demand collaboration, reopening agreement

Posted at 5:59 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 18:00:59-04

ANNAPOLIS — Teachers in Anne Arundel County are calling on the school district to protect them and their students.

Teachers want the school district to work with them instead of ignoring the concerns and voices of educators.

In a press conference Thursday, Russell Leone, the President of the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County, detailed educators’ demands.

"Our schools must have adequate ventilation, PPE, small class sizes to allow for social distancing, and other medically recommended steps to protect the health of our educators, our students and our families," said Leone.

Leone says educators want Superintendent Dr. George Arlotto and the school board to reach a formal, written agreement with the teacher's association.

According to a statement from superintendent Arlotto, teachers have been able to provide input into the reopening process. He says they've been part of committees and workgroups that have been meeting since March, in addition to members of the district meeting with TAAAC leadership.