School’s Out… For Summer

Maryland formally announced public schools would not be re-opening for the current academic year, and will complete their lessons remotely.

Superintendent Karen Salmon announces school closures through academic year 2019-2020 (photo courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor)

Following a series of measured step-by-step school closure announcements, State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon joined Governor Hogan at a press announcement yesterday to confirm the widely expected news – Maryland’s schools would remain closed through this school year.

Superintendent Salmon noted that the decision was made by the State Board of Education, after reviewing a multitude of health information.

Governor Hogan, during the same event, announced some limited loosening of restrictions on outdoor activities. See Conduit Street coverage for more detail.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties