TOWSON, MD—For the first time, the new school year will begin with rigorous instruction offered solely online. Naturally, parents, caregivers, students, and others have questions. Many answers can be found in the updated re-opening plan, but even more answers are on the way.
Baltimore County Public Schools will host two online Community Conversations during which Community Superintendents Christina Byers (central zone), Dr. Racquel Jones (west zone), and Dr. George Roberts (east zone) will answer questions about the upcoming school year.
The live Community Conversations will be held on Monday, Aug. 24, from 3 – 4 p.m., and on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 6 – 7 p.m. The public will be able to view the Community Conversations on the BCPS website and on BCPS-TV.
In preparation for the online discussions, BCPS invites the community to submit questions online, now through 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. Questions can be submitted in English as well as Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, Uzbek, and Vietnamese.
The live Community Conversations will offer closed captions in English as well as Arabic, simplified Chinese, French, German, Spanish, and Urdu.
In addition, the three community superintendents will participate in an interview in Spanish with local journalist Pedro Palomino. The interview will be available on Facebook and YouTube before the end of August.