Montgomery County School Districts’ Decision to Reopen Upset Some Parents, A Relief to Others

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Local school districts’ mixed decisions on reopening schools following the expiration of the virtual learning mandate left some parents relieved, others upset. Image via 6abc.

Montgomery County school districts’ mixed decisions on reopening schools following the expiration of the mandate for virtual learning set by the Montgomery County Health Department have left some parents relieved and others upset, writes TaRhonda Thomas for the News Break.

“I am thrilled to be able to go back,” said Bridget Mulroy of Upper Dublin. “This has really been a tough year.”

Upper Dublin School District has decided to go back to full-time in-person instructions for elementary students and hybrid learning for middle and high school students, allowing Mulroy’s children to go back to the classroom.

But parents in some other districts are not as happy. Out of 22, six have decided to continue all-virtual learning. Eleven opted for a hybrid plan and just one has decided to fully go back in-person. Meanwhile three districts are implementing a mix of hybrid and in-person model.

Districts that have reopened, have to do so by following a new plan that addresses concerns over the spread of coronavirus.

“We have to agree to close school should the case count reach a certain threshold,” said Dr. Jim Crisfield, Superintendent of the Wissahickon School District.

Read more about the decisions at the News Break by clicking here.

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