nonpublic schools

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Hearing Cancelled, But Lawsuit By Nonpublic Schools Is Not Withdrawn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 7, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmember Jawando Tweet: ‘Any Outbreak at a School is on you Governor Hogan’

Following County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles’ turnaround, enabling nonpublic schools to welcome students into physical classrooms at the start of the new year, Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando shot back. “Any outbreak at a school is on you @GovLarryHogan. So much for leaving decisions to localities and doctors. Shameful,” Jawando tweeted. You conveniently left […]

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August 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles, County Back Down Over Virtual-Only Order for Private Schools

After a week-long back and forth over private schools, Montgomery County has backed down.  On Friday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles rescinded his order to keep private schools virtual until at least Oct. 1. The announcement comes after the state health department said on Thursday that it is policy that private schools can’t be […]

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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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