Schools react to MD Board of Education decision on universal masking

Schools react to MD Board of Education decision on universal masking

SOME DISTRICTS ARE HOLDING OUT. HOW ARE THEY REACTING THETOnSTATE’S ACTION? IN BALTIMORE COUNTY STUDENTSn, HEADING TO ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL GOT A FIRST DAYnTEST RUN OF THE BUILDING AND ARINWEG SKS.MAn>> PLEASE SIGNI BYFY SAYGIN “I” AND RAISE YOUR HAND. DR. TOOTEN: THE BOA ORDFnEDUCATION ON THURSDAY SIGNED OFF ON AN EMERGENCY REGULATIONnCALLING FOR ALL 24 SCHOOL SYSTEMS TO MANDATE MASKING. CARRLOL COUNTY, WHICH HAS MADEnMASK WEARING OPTIONAL, ISSUED A STATEMENT FROM IT’S BOARDnPRESIDENT SAYING, WEREWE DISAPPOINTED BY THE ACTION TAKENnBY THE STATE BOARD YESTERDAY AND AGREE WITH THE POSITION TAKENnTHE GOVERNOR THAT THE QUESONTI OF MASKS IN SCHOOL IS BESTnDECIDED BY LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS. CARROLL IS STILL REVIEWING THEnPROPOSED REGULATION,ND A WILL WILL TAKE. >> I APPLAUD MSDE FOR TAKING AnSTAND. DR. TOOTEN: DORCHESTER WAS EONnOF FOUR REMAINING COUNTIES WITHOUT A MASK REQUIREMENTN InPLACE BEFEOR THURSDAY’S STATE BOARD VOTE. >> I AM CAUTUSIO ABOUT SPEAKINGnFOR ALL SUPERINTENDENTS BUIT KNOW OVER THE LAST 18 MONTHS WEnALL KINDA FELT LIKE WE WERON AN ISLAND, MAKING DECISIONS. DR. TOOTEN: THE STATE BOARDnDECISION ON MASKING IS NOW HEADED TO A JOINT LEGISLATEIVnCOMMITE.TE CARROLL COUNTY DELEGATE HAVENnSHOEMAKERS SITS ON THAT COMMITTEE AND HAS ALREADY ASKEDnFOR A HEARING ON THE MATTER. SHEAYS HE HAS CONCERNS ABOUTnTHE PROCESS. P>> WHAT WE HAVE IS REGULATIONnTHAT USURPS LOCAL AUTONOMY IT THRUSTS ON ITS HEAD THE NOONTInOF LOCAL CONTROL. DR. TOOTEN: WE UNDERSTAND ATTHnCOMMITTEE HAS UP TO 10 DAYS TO MAKE A DECISION ON THE EMERENCYnRELATIONGU WE GOT WORD NOT LONG AGOHA TnWORCESTER COUNTY IS NOW REQUIRING MASK WEARING. WD
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Schools react to MD Board of Education decision on universal masking

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