Lawmakers, parents call for changes in Harford County's virtual school plans

Posted at 7:57 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 19:54:03-04

BEL AIR, Md. — State lawmakers representing Harford County were joined Thursday by parents to discuss the impact virtual learning has had on their children.

Concerns raised included the county's shortage on school issued laptops and the lack of resources available for students with special needs.

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Calls were also made for the board to reconsider a hybrid learning model that would allow for students to split time between in-person and online classes.

Community members expressed disappointment in the county's previous reversal to have some in-class instruction.

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Watch their entire remarks below.