County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles

August 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Hearing Cancelled, But Lawsuit By Nonpublic Schools Is Not Withdrawn

A hearing on a lawsuit that was filed by several parents and private schools concerning whether Montgomery County has the right to tell them if their students may be allowed into the classroom when school starts later this month has been cancelled. The preliminary injunction hearing that was scheduled for Aug. 14 was cancelled by […]

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August 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Private School Parent: ‘I’m Disheartened That Our Children Are Being Used in This Tug of War’

On Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new order that stripped local jurisdictions of their authority to prohibit local schools and school systems from reopening with in-person instruction. On Wednesday, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles doubled down on the county’s directive ordering nonpublic schools in Montgomery County to remain closed for in-person instruction until at least […]

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August 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Controversy Continues to Swirl Around Opening of Nonpublic Schools

As schools and students prepare to begin the new year, a decision as to whether nonpublic schools may welcome students into their classrooms appears fluid. On Wednesday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued an amended directive, which doubled down on his earlier decision that nonpublic schools could only teach virtually until at least Oct. […]

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August 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Padres de Familia y Escuelas Privadas Presentan una Demanda

Varios padres de familia y escuelas privadas firmaron una demanda que se presentó el 3 de agosto en el Tribunal de Distrito de EE.UU., alegando que el Oficial de Salud del Condado, Dr. Travis Gayles, excedió su autoridad cuando ordenó que todas las escuelas privadas permanecieran virtuales hasta al menos el 1 de octubre. Tras […]

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August 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Private School Parents File Lawsuit, Still Fearful County Will Force Their Kids to Learn Virtually

Several parents and private schools signed onto a lawsuit that was filed Aug. 3 in U.S. District Court, claiming County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles exceeded his authority when he directed all private schools to remain virtual until at least Oct. 1. Gov. Larry Hogan took the teeth out of Gayles’ directive by issuing an […]

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August 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gayles, Elrich React to Hogan Overturning Directive to Keep Private Schools Closed

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles learned that Gov. Larry Hogan was overturning the county’s directive to keep private schools in the county closed over a Zoom news conference Monday afternoon. Moments after Hogan tweeted the emergency order – which allows private schools to set their own reopening plan […]

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August 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Issues Emergency Order, Prevents Montgomery County from Closing Private Schools

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Twitter that he’s issued “an amended emergency order” that allows private and independent schools to set their own reopening plan. I have issued an amended emergency order ensuring that local schools and school systems retain the primary authority to determine when to safely reopen their facilities. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/DGcF5EBxx6 […]

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August 3, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan: ‘Totalmente en Desacuerdo’ Respecto al Cierre de las Escuelas Privadas

El gobernador de Maryland Larry Hogan escribió el sábado en su cuenta de Twitter que “está totalmente en desacuerdo con la decisión del condado de Montgomery de ordenar el cierre de escuelas privadas y parroquiales”. El anuncio se produce después de que el Dr. Travis Gayles, Oficial de Salud del Condado de Montgomery, emitiera una […]

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August 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘I Strongly Disagree’: Hogan on Montgomery County Directing Private Schools to Stay Closed

Gov. Larry Hogan took to Twitter Saturday to announce that he “strongly disagree[s] with Montgomery County’s decision to mandate the closure of private and parochial schools.” The announcement comes after Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued a directive Friday, ordering private and independent schools to remain closed through Oct. 1. (The county will […]

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July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Private Schools Directed to Stay Closed for Start of Academic Year

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued a directive Friday ordering private and independent schools in the county to remain closed for in-person instruction through Oct. 1. The announcement was made Friday evening in a Montgomery County news release, explaining the decision intends to “protect the health and safety of Montgomery County residents as well as parents, students, […]

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