HARFORD COUNTY, MD — The Harford County Board of Education approved the administration’s proposal at its meeting Monday night to hold the fall 2020–2021 semester online.
“Core elements” of the plan are fully virtual instructiond with the option of learning centers for in-person support, Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Sean Bulson said.
His plan was approved, 8-1, and the dissenting vote was cast by Tamera Rush, who represents the northern part of Harford County.
The vote on Bulson’s plan for virtual learning followed hours of school administrators fielding questions about logistics..
While a hybrid model with in-person and virtual instruction had been considered, Bulson said it would not be feasible to educate the over 37,000 Harford County students in that format.
“We were not going to be able to deliver logistically to provide a good instructional program” and deliver on safety, Bulson said.
Coronavirus data in recent months also showed