Montgomery County Board of Education Waiting Until March 8 to Make Decision on Indoor Mask Requirement

by Patrick Herron

At tonight’s Montgomery County Board of Education meeting, the board announced that they will be holding off on making any changes to the school mask requirement until March 8.

On Tuesday, the Maryland State Board of Education voted 12-2 today to rescind its statewide mask mandate for public schools, effective March 1.

The Maryland General Assembly’s Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review Committee (AELR) is scheduled to meet tomorrow, February 25, to approve the Maryland State BOE’s decision.

MCPS Superintendent Monifa McKnight said she was waiting on the AELR’s decision before moving forward with any changes.

Last night, the Frederick County Board of Education of voted to encourage face coverings but no longer require them inside all school buildings effective Friday, Feb. 25.



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