HARFORD COUNTY, MD — The Harford County Board of Education approved administrators’ proposal to hold the first semester online while also establishing in-person learning centers. The plan presented by Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Sean Bulson was approved, 8-1.
The dissenting vote came from Tamera Rush, who represents Council District D, which includes the northern part of Harford County.
Approval of the virtual learning plan came after hours of discussion, with board members asking questions of school system leadership on logistics.
While a hybrid model consisting of in-person and virtual instruction had been considered in recent months, Bulson said it would not be feasible to educate the more than 37,000 students enrolled in Harford County Public Schools in that format.
“We were not going to be able to deliver logistically to provide a good instructional program” and deliver on safety, Bulson said.
Coronavirus data in recent months showed an increase