Maryland Public School Will Remain Closed for the School Year

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Maryland Public School Will Remain Closed for the School Year

 

Public schools in Maryland will remain closed through the end of the 2019–2020 school year, State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon ordered Wednesday. The closure is necessary to ensure the safety of educators, students and staff, she said.

Schools have been closed since March 16 due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

Remote learning will continue, Salmon said, and each school system will identify ways to recognize seniors, but must comply with the executive orders of the governor regarding social distancing. Currently, gatherings of more than 10 are prohibited, and Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday the state was not yet ready to reopen.

While it the state is not yet prepared to begin the first phase of his plan for recovery, Hogan said that as long as Marylanders continue to follow guidance from public health officials, some restrictions would be eased. Effective at 7 a.m. Thursday, he said Marylanders could resume outdoor activities like tennis, boating, fishing and camping. Beaches and playgrounds at state parks will be opened for walking and exercise.

"It will remain critical," Hogan said, that people "continue to practice physical distancing" to keep their fellow Marylanders safe.  Gaithersburg Patch

 

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good mornng Roy Kelley I think that policy is common now.... as it should be.... this covid-19 virus has not diffused...

May 07, 2020 03:32 AM #1
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Roy - some parents of school-age children are learning a new-found appreciation of teachers as they are participating in education in ways previously unknown to them.  

May 07, 2020 04:10 AM #2
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Same here in North Carolina, Roy... and I believe in South Carolina, as well. Originally they were closed till May 15th, but I never expected them to reopen.

May 07, 2020 04:51 AM #3
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

All of PA’s schools are also closed for the rest of the year , including all State Universities.

May 07, 2020 05:00 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The closures will affect more than 165,000 Montgomery County public school students.

May 07, 2020 05:05 AM #5
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. That decision was made some time ago in Chicago. Children may have a high resistance to CONVID-19 but what about the teachers and support staff? Wise decision. Enjoy your day!

May 07, 2020 05:18 AM #7
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Roy Kelley
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May 07, 2020 05:37 AM #8
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
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Roy, New York has the same.  Remote classroom learning will be in existence for the remainder of the school year.

May 07, 2020 05:44 AM #9
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Our local high school has just announced they will try to hold a graduation ceremeony in July, towards the latter part. however, obviously plans need to be safe and depend on the situation as we get closer. School however, is still being held virtually.

May 07, 2020 06:49 AM #11
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Roy,

It seems to be what is happening nationwide...And I am sure that all this will get straightened out.  A

May 07, 2020 08:09 AM #12
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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I think that our schools decided to shut down for the school year very early on.

May 07, 2020 08:37 AM #14
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Pat Champion
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This is the same in our market area the schools will continue to learn remotely. I hope you have a great afternoon.

May 07, 2020 09:19 AM #15
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Our schools here are also closed for the remainder of the school year.  However, there is some talk about opening some Sacramento schools to begin the next school year in July.

May 08, 2020 12:55 AM #17
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for your feedback. It is always good to hear from you.

May 08, 2020 08:41 AM #18
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