BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland schools superintendent Karen Salmon will stay on as the department’s leader for an additional year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Salmon agreed to a new, one-year contract through June 30, 2021. In December, she announced she planned to step down at the end of her term in June.

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The Maryland Board of Education said it’s ending its search for Salmon’s replacement given “the unprecedented business conditions” resulting from COVID-19.

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

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