Montgomery County Board of Education members struggled Monday night with what direction they should take in regard to reopening schools for the 2020-2021 school year. The expected guidance from the state last week was delayed indefinitely, leaving local personnel even more frustrated as to what is the best course of action for the students.

Using the three options provided earlier by the state, Tracy Grit, assistant superintendent of learning for Montgomery County Schools, presented the three options being currently offered by the state. Those include Plan A: Open to all students with hand washing, awareness signage and minimal social distancing (nearly business as usual). Plan B: Schools will operate at 50% capacity. Districts may offer options of how they plan to accomplish this plan. (Busing in Plan B is a huge barrier.) Plan C: Remote instruction. Grit stated that all remote instruction has to be an offering to parents no matter what plan is chosen.

To read the full story see the July 8th edition of Montgomery Herald