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BCPS once more updates reopening plan for college students to return to in-person instruction – WBAL TV Baltimore

NUMBER OF TIMES SINCE. NOW FAMILIES AND ADMINISTRATORS ARE LEARNING ABOUT AN UPDATED PLAN THAT MANY HOPE WILL GET THE GREEN LIGHT. THAT IS WHAT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM SAYS IS DRIVING ITS DECISION ON WHEN TO REOPEN MORE THAN 175 BUILDINGS. >> WE ARE EXPANDING THE PLAN TO INCLUDE EVERYBODY IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, ALL 111,000 CHILDREN, WHEREAS BEFORE WE WERE LOOKING AT PHASED IN ENTRIES OF OUR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THIS INCLUDES EVERYBODY. TIM: THE REOPENING PLAN INCLUDES CHANGES IN A COUPLE OF KEY AREAS. UNDER HEALTH AND SAFETY, THE DISTRICT SAYS IT IS ADDRESSING STUDENT AND STAFF PPE, HEALTH SERVICES, AND SCREENING. THE INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL, THE DISTRICT IS PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO STUDENT PLACEMENTS, SCHEDULES, AND ASSESSMENTS. >> IT FEELS THAT ALL STUDENTS WILL EVENTUALLY COME BACK TO THE CLASSROOM. EDUCATORS WANT TO BE IN THE BUILDING WITH THEIR STUDENTS WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. THE VACCINE GIVES US A LOT OF HOPE THAT WE ARE ANOTHER STEP CLOSER. TIM: MORE AND MORE PARENTS ARE HOPING THE NEW PLAN WOULD MEAN STUDENTS COULD RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM BEFORE THE SPRING. THE REOPENING UPDATE IS OUT AHEAD OF A PARENT SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND IN TOWSON.

BCPS again updates reopening plan for students to return to in-person instruction

Updated: 6:44 PM EST Jan 8, 2021

Baltimore County has added some more pieces to its school reopening plan, one that it hopes will eventually allow students to return to in-person instruction. The question is when?|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Where to get tested || The original Baltimore County school reopening plan came out last summer. It’s been adjusted a number of times since then. Now, families and administrators are learning about an updated plan that many hope will get the green light.The school system says safety is driving its decision on when to reopen more than 175 buildings.“And we are also, of course, expanding the plan to include everybody in the school system all 111,000 children whereas before we were looking at phased in entries of for instance our primary school children, elementary and that sort of thing this includes everybody,” said Charlie Herndon, of BCPS.The reopening plan includes changes in a couple of key areas. Under health and safety, the district says it’s addressing student and staff personal protective equipment, health services and screening. There remains a focus on school operations such as transportation, attendance and using feedback from a family questionnaire. Under its instructional model, the district says it’s paying close attention to student placements, schedules and assessments.“It deals with all the students eventually coming back to classrooms,” said Teachers Association of Baltimore County President Cindy Sexton.Sexton says she’s encouraged by what she’s seen in writing.“Educators want to be in buildings with the students when it is safe to do so. The vaccine gives us a lot of hope that we are another step closer,” Sexton said.More and more parents are hoping the new plan will mean students can return to the classroom before the spring.The reopening update is out just ahead of a planned parent rally Saturday in Towson. Read the Baltimore County Public Schools’ reopening plan updated Jan. 7 here

Baltimore County has added some more pieces to its school reopening plan, one that it hopes will eventually allow students to return to in-person instruction. The question is when?

|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Where to get tested ||

The original Baltimore County school reopening plan came out last summer. It’s been adjusted a number of times since then. Now, families and administrators are learning about an updated plan that many hope will get the green light.

The school system says safety is driving its decision on when to reopen more than 175 buildings.

“And we are also, of course, expanding the plan to include everybody in the school system all 111,000 children whereas before we were looking at phased in entries of for instance our primary school children, elementary and that sort of thing this includes everybody,” said Charlie Herndon, of BCPS.

The reopening plan includes changes in a couple of key areas. Under health and safety, the district says it’s addressing student and staff personal protective equipment, health services and screening.

There remains a focus on school operations such as transportation, attendance and using feedback from a family questionnaire. Under its instructional model, the district says it’s paying close attention to student placements, schedules and assessments.

“It deals with all the students eventually coming back to classrooms,” said Teachers Association of Baltimore County President Cindy Sexton.

Sexton says she’s encouraged by what she’s seen in writing.

“Educators want to be in buildings with the students when it is safe to do so. The vaccine gives us a lot of hope that we are another step closer,” Sexton said.

More and more parents are hoping the new plan will mean students can return to the classroom before the spring.

The reopening update is out just ahead of a planned parent rally Saturday in Towson.

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