Virtual School In Harford County: Families, Lawmakers Push Back

BEL AIR, MD — Parents whose students are enrolled in Harford County Public Schools joined Delegate Mike Griffith and other lawmakers at a news conference Thursday morning to raise concerns about the plan for all-virtual learning. The event came days before the start of the school year for students in Harford County, which is Tuesday, Sept. 8.

A spokesperson for Griffith, who represents Harford and Cecil counties, said fellow Republicans would be there to raise awareness about the community’s concern regarding the proposed plan.

Senators Bob Cassilly, Jason Gallion and J.B. Jennings as well as Delegates Kathy Szeliga, Teresa Reilly, Susan McComas and Lauren Arikan signed a letter to Harford County Public Schools Aug. 27 asking that school officials “revisit their decision” to hold the first semester online. They asked school leaders to give families and teachers a choice about whether to return to the classroom.

“Many students have not

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