Maryland schools superintendent plans to work with Harford to get students back more than once a week - Baltimore Sun

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The head of the school in Maryland said at a meeting on Friday that she had received hundreds of emails from parents of school children in Harford County and planned to work with the school system to get the children to return more than once a week.

Karen Salmon stated that students don’t have to be 6 feet away from each other to take them back to school, and emphasized that the key word in the state’s latest guidelines is "as much as possible."

She said: "Actually, this is common sense. We can be 6 feet apart as far as possible, but when we can't do it, we are covering and washing our hands, etc."

Republican Republican Representative Mike Griffith (Del. Mike Griffith), representing Halford and Cecil County, raised a question, and Salmon’s comments were raised at a virtual meeting of the East Coast delegation.


According to Harford County Public Schools officials, the state government has issued guidelines to prevent students from returning to face-to-face learning.

Griffith said: "Our director and the board of education have been saying that these indicators prevent them from letting children go back to school." "Since the announcement, they have now moved to the 6-foot rule. The reason for returning to school."

On January 21, Salmon and Governor Larry Hogan


It also updated the state’s guidelines for returning to school and removed the COVID-19 transmission threshold, which prompted many regions, including Harford, to switch to full virtual learning when these key indicators surged in November.

Salmon said on Friday: "Sometimes it frustrates us that we let various entities use these indicators to keep our schools closed instead of keeping them open."

Harford principal Sean Burson announced on Monday that the school system will

As part of the blended learning program, the program was supported by the community, but reiterated the need to follow the health requirements in the guidance, including alienation and coverage.

On Wednesday, the school council voted for

Therefore, students can sit together and may be allowed to return twice a week, although Bulson will not be committed to two-day blended learning.

Griffith asked Salmon if he planned to further modify the state guidelines or leave some leeway for students to return to school.

The governor of the state pointed out that when visiting the school that brought students back in the fall, they did not always keep a distance of 6 feet because it was not always feasible.

Salmon said: "When we were working in the Career and Technical Center, they were installing brakes, and the children were installing brakes there." "They were covered up and they were washing their hands. Other mitigating factors are very important and can be maintained."

"Continue to think about our nursery," she continued. "We know that our children will not walk around the fishing rods on either side of them to ensure that the distance between them is 6 feet. This is possible."

Salmon said that in the past two days, she has received more than 400 e-mails about the HCPS program from her parents. She has "plans to work with this particular school system," but did not elaborate on what these plans might be.

Burson said in a text message that as of 2:30 pm on Friday, he had not received any news from Salmon.

He wrote in the text: "We continue to use the country's guidance as a resource to help us return to face-to-face learning as safely as possible," but did not elaborate.

Griffith said the salmon argument is independent. He said he inappropriately used the 6-foot-tall social mediation guidelines to prevent children from dropping out of school, and the governor's statement opened their eyes.

He said: "According to Dr. Salmon's speech today, I don't see that there is no reason not to allow children to return to school for a week." "At some point, the responsibility lies with the director and the board of education."

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