Hogan: Public schools can reopen

ANNAPOLIS — In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan authorized public schools to reopen with in-person instruction for the fall semester. He was joined at the conference by Acting Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health Dr. Jinlese Chan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon. “Today I am announcing […]

Board of Ed: First day of school is now Sept. 8

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Board of Education on Thursday unanimously agreed to amend the 2020-2021 school calendar, moving the first day of school for all students to Tuesday, Sept. 8. “This adjustment allows the district and families more time to prepare for the challenges presented by virtual learning, particularly in the areas of electronic […]

DoCo public schools will open online Aug. 31

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Board of Education, following the recommendation of Superintendent Dave Bromwell, and voted unanimously Thursday to have schools open with virtual learning. They will use a phased-in approach, beginning with virtual learning for all students and moving to subsequent phases as it becomes safe to do so.The decision comes amid increasing […]

Board of Ed releases Reopening Draft Plan

CAMBRIDGE — On Monday afternoon, the Dorchester County Board of Education released its Reopening Draft Plan for public schools. The text of the plan follows: Focus for Committee Work• Develop a plan for Phase IIPartial return to school; limited number of students per classroomA/B model – what does this look like?• Develop a plan for […]

Letter to the Editor: Diaz for Board of Education

I am an instructional assistant at South Dorchester School K-8 and I am certain the best choice for the Dorchester County Board of Education District 1 is Mike Diaz. In my experience as an educator, I have seen the decline of our education system with the effects of increased poverty and trauma on our students […]

DoCo officials live stream COVID-19 update

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County officials presented a live stream joint press conference on Thursday morning, to share details of the local response to the coronavirus pandemic. County Health Officer Roger Harrell, Deputy Health Officer Dr. Casey Scott, State’s Attorney for Dorchester County Bill Jones and Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools Dave Bromwell spoke in […]

Bromwell is appointed superintendent of DCPS

CAMBRIDGE — The Board of Education of Dorchester County announced the appointment of W. David Bromwell to a four-year term, beginning July 1, as Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools. Mr. Bromwell was appointed by a unanimous roll call vote at the Feb. 20, Board of Education Meeting. Mr. Bromwell has served as Interim Superintendent […]

Teachers demand end to student violence

SHILOH — “Forty-three attacks were reported” by October against teachers in Dorchester’s public schools, Vice President of Dorchester Educators Linda Barnes said Thursday. She was one of many speakers at Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Education, at which local teachers, wearing the red shirts of their union, demanded an end to violence in schools. […]

Letters to the Editor, June 5, 2019

Cambridge CityGovernment Works. What about Dorchester County? I am concerned and dismayed by the recent string of seemingly arbitrary personnel decisions made by the Dorchester County Council, clearly driven by the newest members of the Council, given the voting records. One wonders if they think they will be saving us money by not having any […]

Board names Bromwell interim superintendent

The Board of Education of Dorchester County is pleased to announce the appointment of W. David Bromwell as Interim Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools. Mr. Bromwell was appointed by a unanimous roll call vote on May 31, 2019. In commenting on the appointment, President Glenn Bramble said: “David Bromwell is an educator of long […]