ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — Board members from the Anne Arundel County School Board concluded their meeting early Thursday morning after spending hours discussing plans to get students back into classrooms.
This board meeting ended just before 2 a.m. and, at midnight, there were hundreds of people watching the meeting via livestream.
During that meeting, school officials presented photos on what hybrid learning would look like. They showed how the classrooms would be laid out; where the teachers would have to stand, so that they can be seen and heard by all students, virtually and in-person; and they showed how in-person students would be able to safely interact with one other.
The plan, as of right now, is to bring students in early childhood intervention, as well as pre-k through second grade, back to classrooms on November 16.
They’ll either come in Monday through Tuesdays or Thursday and Fridays. All learning will be done virtually on Wednesdays to clean the buildings. Although third through fifth grade students will then return to a similar schedule on November 30, no date has been set on when middle and high school students would return.
The board’s next meeting is scheduled for November 4 and they will decide if they're going to move forward with the hybrid learning schedule.
There is also a public hearing about this plan happening on October 28. No time has been set, but we'll keep you updated.
If you're interested in learning more about this hybrid plan, click here.