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 […]

The Banner’s Message Wall: Neighbors share support in difficult times

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which follows: […]

Team practices will resume on August 12

ANNAPOLIS — State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon has announced the availability of member schools to re-engage student-athletes in outdoor participation. Dr. Salmon, in her remarks on June 10, said school practices may begin in accordance with the appropriate timeline for high school sports as described in COMAR 13A.06.03, which is currently Aug. 12.“The […]

Hogan: Outdoor activities allowed; Schools closed for rest of academic year

ANNAPOLIS — Marylanders will get some relief from quarantine, starting at 7 a.m. Thursday. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday afternoon that because of progress made in the battle against COVID-19, some outdoor activities will be allowed. These include fishing, boating, golf, tennis and camping.Parks and beaches will also be open for walking and other exercise, […]

Dr. Salmon: Schools closed until May 15

ANNAPOLIS — Superintendent of Maryland Public School Dr. Karen Salmon announced at a press conference Friday afternoon that she was extending the closure of the state’s public schools until May 15. In the meantime, educators will consider plans for summer and online programs to help keep students safe from infection by the COVID-19 virus. “State […]

Public school closure extended four weeks

CAMBRIDGE — Superintendent of Maryland Public Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced Wednesday morning that schools will remain closed for an additional four weeks, until at least April 24. The original shut-down, tentatively set to expire this Friday, was declared in response to the spread of COVID-19. “It is too early to say when schools will […]

Funding expands Md. Meals for Achievement

BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded $7.55 million in State funds to 522 schools selected to participate in Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA), an alternative breakfast delivery program that provides students with free, in-classroom breakfast. Of the 522 schools selected for MMFA, 32 schools are additional for school year 2019-2020. […]