MCEA Responds to Board of Education’s Approval of Reopening Plan

You can read the press statement made by MCEA (Montgomery County Education Association) on the Board of Education vote below:

“MCEA is deeply troubled by the irresponsible reopening plan approved Tuesday by the MCPS Board of Education. The administration’s presentation was riddled with misleading remarks leading to a host of unanswered questions. The plan fails to deliver on necessary safety measures for students and educators, and it siphons vital resources away from Black, Brown, and low-income students.  

This is just the latest offense in a bungled effort to return students to school buildings. Central office administration continues to provide everchanging guidelines and parameters, forcing local school staff to constantly pivot and waste precious time and energy revising school-specific plans.  

The current MCPS plan requires more space, more people, and more resources than are now available to successfully implement this planned reopening of school facilities. Moreover, MCPS is refusing to acknowledge that the lack of available vaccines is preventing educators from receiving the protection they need, and exposing them to unnecessary risk of harm in the in-school setting.  

Educators are anxious and angry, and rightfully so; there is a clear disconnect between what students need and what the System will provide.   

Thousands of MCEA members responded to a last-minute call for an emergency meeting last night to discuss the MCPS plan and chart a course forward.

We look forward to sharing updates in the coming days.”

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AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology of AC Milan directly from AC Milan coaches.

March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 3rd (Sunday) 10:30am -12pm and 3:30pm-5pm

Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841

Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit


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