Local school districts discuss masking after state school board vote

HOW SCHOOL BOARDS IN THE AREA ARE RESPONDING REPORTER: THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT HAS SET OFF MANY PROTESTS LAST, OUTSIDE OF THE STATE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ON TUESDAY. FINALLY, THE COUNCIL VOTED TO CANCEL THE SCHOOL MAATE MAATE ON MARCH 1, ALLOWING LOCAL COURTS TO MAKE THAT DECISION. >> LET THEM DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO GO UP AND USE ONE OF CYAN’S EXIT RAMPS. IF THEY DON’T, IT’S GOOD. THE CONDITIONS ARE BETTER, THERE ARE MORE TESTS. REPORTER: T MHEOVE STILL NEEDS APPROVAL FROM A STATE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE, BUT LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS ARE ALREADY MAKING PLANS. HOWARD COUNTY HAS EMAILED PARENTS ADVISING THAT AFTER APPROVAL BY E THAELR COMMITT, EE HCPSS NO LONGER REQUIRES UNIVERSAL MASKING IN OUR BUILDING. BUT THEY STRESS, MASKS REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL THEN CARROLL COUNTY HAS ALREADY VOTED TO END MASK’S TERM IF APPROVED BY STATE COMMITTEE. HARFORD COUNTY WILL DISCUSS THE ISE SUAT AT THEIR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING NEXT MONDAY. AND ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY HAS ALREADY USED ONE OF THE OFF AND TEVOD RAMPS TO MAKE MASKS OPTION.AL WE REACHED BALTIMORE TYCI SCHOOLS BUT DID NOT GET A RESPONSE. BALTIMORE COUNTY ADDED THE ISSUE TO THE AGENDA FOR THEIR TUESDAY NIGHT MEETING. >> HOPE BCPS WILL TAKE CONSIDERATION OF STUDENTS AND STAFF WHO ARE IMMUNO-COMPRESSED IN MAKING THEIR DECISION ON SKMA TERM > GOVERNOR SAID OVER A WEEK TT MARYLAND HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST CASE RATES IN THE NATION AND YET WE ARE ONE OF FOUR STATES STILL WITH A STATEWIDE SCHOOL MASK MANDATE AND IT MAKES NO SENSE. REPORT:ER MASKS OPTIONAL FROM MARCH FIRST, BUT MOTION FAILED MANY MEMBERS WANT TO TRACK METRICS TO LIFT MANDATE. THE SUPERINTENDENT PROPOSED HIS SUGGESTION. >> OUR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE THAT MASKS WILL BECOME OPTIONAL IN SCHOOLS AND OFFICES ON THE FIRST DAY AFTER BALTIMORE COUNTYAS H THE 14 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF CIDOV 19 CASE RATES IN MODERAT

Local school districts plan to mask up amid state school board vote

The state school board has voted to overturn the statewide school mask mandate and let local jurisdictions make that decision, but it hasn’t happened yet. || COVID-19 Updates | The latest numbers from Maryland | Get Tested | Vaccine Information || It’s an issue that has sparked numerous protests — the latest outside of the state school board meeting on Tuesday. Eventually, the council voted to overturn the school mask mandate on March 1, allowing local jurisdictions to make that decision. | RELATED: Board votes to let Maryland school districts decide face mask policy, state panel must OK “Let them decide if they want to come up and use one of the exit ramps. They can if they don’t, that’s fine, but the conditions are better, there’s more testing,” Maryland State School Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury said. The decision still needs to be approved by a state legislative committee, but local school systems are already making plans. Howard County Public Schools sent an email to parents saying, “Following AELR Committee approval, HCPSS will no longer require universal masking in our building.” But they emphasize that the masks remain in place until then. Carroll County Public Schools has already voted to end the mask mandate if approved by the state committee. Harford County Public Schools will discuss the issue at their school board meeting next Monday, and Anne Arundel County Public Schools have already used one of the exit ramps and voted to make masks optional. WBAL-TV 11 News contacted Baltimore City Public Schools but did not receive a response. Baltimore County added the issue to its meeting agenda Tuesday night. about mask mandates,” one woman said. “The governor said more than a week ago that Maryland has the lowest case rate in the nation and that we are one of four states that still have a statewide school mask mandate that doesn’t make sense,” another woman said. The council introduced a motion to make masks optional from March 1, but the motion failed. many members wishing to follow the measures to lift the mandate. Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams made his suggestion. “Our recommendation is that masks will become optional in schools and offices on the first day after Baltimore County has 14 consecutive days of COVID-19 case rates in moderate or low levels of transmission,” Williams said. . Regardless of what the committee decides, masks will still be required on school buses.

The state school board has voted to overturn the statewide school mask mandate and let local jurisdictions make that decision, but it hasn’t happened yet.

|| COVID-19 Updates | The latest numbers from Maryland | Get Tested | Vaccine information ||

It’s an issue that has prompted numerous protests – the latest outside the state school board meeting on Tuesday.

Ultimately, the council voted to overturn the school mask mandate on March 1, allowing local jurisdictions to make that decision.

| RELATED: Board votes to let Maryland school districts decide face mask policy, state panel must approve

“Let them decide if they want to come and use one of the exit routes. They can if they don’t that’s fine, but the conditions are better, there’s more testing,” Maryland Public School Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury mentioned.

The move has yet to be approved by a state legislative committee, but local school systems are already making plans.

Howard County Public Schools emailed parents saying, “Following approval by the AELR committee, the HCPSS will no longer require universal masking in our building.” But they emphasize that the masks remain in place until then.

Carroll County Public Schools already voted to end the mask mandate if approved by the state committee.

Harford County Public Schools will discuss the matter at their school board meeting next Monday, and Anne Arundel County Public Schools already used one of the exit suspenders and voted to make masks optional.

WBAL-TV 11 News contacted Baltimore City Public Schools but got no response.

Baltimore County added the issue to its meeting agenda Tuesday night.

“I hope BCPS will consider immunocompromised students and staff when making their decision on mask mandates,” one woman said.

“The Governor said over a week ago that Maryland has the lowest case rate in the nation and we are one of four states that still have a school-wide mask mandate. State that doesn’t make sense,” said another woman.

The council introduced a motion to make masks optional from March 1, but the motion failed. many members wishing to follow the measures to lift the mandate.

Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams made his suggestion.

“Our recommendation is that masks will become optional in schools and offices on the first day after Baltimore County has 14 consecutive days of COVID-19 case rates in moderate or low levels of transmission,” Williams said. .

Regardless of the committee’s decision, masks will still be mandatory on school buses.