'It's Terrible': Frustrated Parents In Anne Arundel County React To School Bus Driver Shortages, Officials Say They Are Working To Resolve ProblemFamilies in Anne Arundel County are feeling what is being called a nationwide school bus driver shortage and some say the shortage is being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now That Students Have Returned To The Classroom, One Question Remains: Are Children Safe?Students are back in school and scientists along with doctors are trying to get a handle on how the pandemic is being tracked as large numbers of kids are congregated in school buildings.
Masks Required In All Maryland Public Schools Effective Immediately After Hours Of Heated Debate, Divided VoteAfter more than four hours of heated debate, divided lawmakers passed a mask mandate by a 10 to 7 vote. It covers all students and staff in Maryland public schools.
New Masking Regulation Required For All Maryland Public SchoolsThe Maryland State Department of Education received approval of a statewide masking requirement for all public schools.
General Assembly Committee Approves Mask Mandate In Public SchoolsBy a vote of 10 to 7, a Maryland General Assembly committee approved a mask mandate for all Maryland public schools.
As Schools Reopen, Experts Say Quarantines Are Still Necessary To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19Millions of children are back in the classroom for the new school year, but most aren't vaccinated yet. With children now accounting for more than a quarter of weekly COVID-19 cases nationwide, many communities are turning to a familiar public health tool: quarantines.
Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $9M For Baltimore County To Reimburse COVID-19 ExpensesBaltimore County will receive nearly $10 million in federal funds as a reimbursement of some pandemic-related expenses, U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Reps. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume announced on Tuesday.
Baltimore City Schools Without AC To Dismiss At Noon Monday, Sept. 13Officials announced that Baltimore City Schools without air conditioning will dismiss at 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13.
Anne Arundel County Executive Releases Statement In Regards To School Bus Driver ShortagesAnne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman released a statement Friday in regards to the school bus driver shortage impacting Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
Annapolis Mayor Pledges To Assist Schools With Bus Driver ShortageAnnapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley on Thursday said his office is working to find solutions to the bus driver shortage after parents began calling city hall.
Rally Held Outside Carroll County School Board Meeting Wednesday EveningParents in Carroll County thanked the school board for making masks optional in the classroom and some are begging to uphold their stance as a state mask mandate is a possibility for Maryland Public Schools.
Students Return To School In Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard CountyMonday marked the first day of school, not only here in Baltimore City, but in Baltimore, Howard and several other counties in Maryland.
Educators, Parents Concerned About Lack Of Mask Mandate In Maryland SchoolsThe first day of the new school year for many students and staff across the state is officially in the books. The conversation about keeping students, staff and the community at large safe remains top of mind for state leaders, especially with students younger than 12 still unable to get vaccinated.
Families Across The Region Share How They Prepared For First Day Of SchoolFor the first time in 16 months, tens of thousands of backpacks have been packed and students are leaving their homes to attend school in person.
Some Anxiety As Many Students Prepare For Return To ClassroomsIt's back to school this week for many students in the Baltimore area. While most are excited to head back to class, some are nervous as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on.