Parent Leader Reacts to Decision About Virtual-Only First Semester

Members of the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations are responding to MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith’s announcement on updates to the district’s Fall 2020 recovery plan.

Dr. Smith announced on Wednesday that MCPS would remain in a virtual-only instructional model for the first semester and “the foreseeable future.” The plan will be reassessed in November and will only change if state and local health officials determine conditions are safe for students and staff to return safely beginning in the second semester in January 2021.

MCCPTA Vice President of Advocacy Laura Stewart, who has a rising 10th grader at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, says some parents are disappointed but also want to keep their kids and teachers safe. She says, for the most part, the majority of parents understand why MCPS is going virtual for the first semester.

Stewart shared her views on the virtual-only first semester with MyMCMedia:

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