State Superintendent Extends Closure Through End of School Year


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May 6, 2020 – Today, Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent, directed that all Maryland school districts remain closed for the rest of the school year. 

CCPS students have been provided learning opportunities through the Continuity of Learning plan which began April 6th. Since that time, modifications have been made and additional content added. Moving forward through the remainder of the school year, efforts will continue to be made to support students in their learning. 

Policies and regulations have been reviewed and appropriate waivers granted by the Board to minimize negative impact, not only on seniors but on students without equal access to virtual learning.  

“This final closure was not unexpected, given the circumstances,” stated Superintendent Patty Saelens. “Staff has been working diligently to prepare for the Continuity of Learning plan to continue through the end of the school year.” 

At the May Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to request that the state waive five days due to the mandated 10 day closure in March. (CCPS has five unused inclement weather days which are not eligible for state waiver.) If the five day waiver is granted by the state superintendent, the last day for students will be Tuesday, June 16, 2020.