Harford Countu students will begin their 2020-2021 academic year through a virtual model of learning. Harford County Public Schools officials announced Thursday that the first two quarters of the upcoming school year will be held virtually.
Superintendent Sean Bulson made the announcement in a letter sent to parents, which also included the fact that a limited number of students will have access to school facilities during the first semester, when they will be provided internet access and supervision by district employees.
Before Thursday's announcement, the district was considering three options for learning. The first involved a completely in-person model of teaching, a second made provisions for distant learning to take place while giving parents the option to send their students to school and the third was a hybrid model where students would attend school for a portion of each week and learn remotely the rest of the week.
Bulson announced that the entire first semester will rely on remote learning but that the district will provide a safe, supervised place for students during the school day. While attending the HCPS Learning Support Centers, county students will receive virtual instruction from their teacher working from a remote location. According to the letter, these students will have access to bus transportation and Food and Nutrition services.