The Garrett County Board of Education voted on January 12, 2021, to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to remain in the “red model” in which students are learning virtually. Students will begin transitioning back to in-person learning when the Garrett County metrics are at 5% or less positivity rate and 15 or less per 100,000 for 14 consecutive days.

Anyone with a question or concern may contact, and you will receive a response.

There have been 1,737 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 14.5%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 44.3.

Please continue to check our website and the GCPS Coronavirus Updates page for more information.


Licensed Childcare at Elementary Schools (Bid Packet #2021-005)

RFP Bid Package #: 2021-005
Notice is hereby given that the Garrett County Board of Education will receive Requests for Proposal (RFP) from qualified firms or individuals for a Childcare Provider at Friendsville Elementary School in Friendsville, Maryland, Grantsville Elementary School in Grantsville, Maryland, and Route Forty Elementary in Finzel, Maryland.
The deadline for receipt is Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (EST). GCPS has extended the deadline to receive Request for Proposals through October 16, 2020. All proposals shall be delivered to the address below:
Garrett County Board of Education
Attn: Dr. Nicole Miller
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
A proposal, including supporting documentation, must be in a marked in a sealed container (i.e., envelope, box, package, etc.). Any proposal containing more than one (1) container must reflect the total number of sealed containers (e.g., 1 of 2 containers). No oral proposals will be accepted. Proposals not received by the specified time noted will not be considered.
Each proposal shall be completed according to the Instructions for Proposal Submissions. All considered proposals shall include the Cover Sheet, Acknowledgement of Receipt, Vendor Questionnaire, & Government Debarment Procedure. These documents, along with further details regarding specific services and other requirements may be accessed within the Instruction for Proposal Submissions, which can be viewed at
Questions may be submitted via email to All questions submitted, along with corresponding answers, may be viewed at the above URL until the RFP submission deadline.
The Garrett County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive irregularity in the submission.