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 1,750 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 11.92%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 30.03.

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


Last Updated on Apr 25, 2018 at 2:51pm

The Garrett County Board of Education is in the process of developing a strategic plan for the school system. A significant portion of this plan is the identification of the major strategic issues that the school system is currently facing and will face in the future. The Board of Education is seeking feedback on the preliminary report of strategic issues from community members, including parents, staff, students and Garrett County residents.
The RISE Strategic Plan Issues Report is now available for the public to review and provide feedback. The report can be accessed at Community input into the strategic planning process is the main priority for the Superintendent and the elected Board of Education. Feedback regarding the strategic issues will be accepted until May 1, 2018, and can be emailed to or mailed to:
Garrett County Public Information
Strategic Issues Feedback
40 S Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
The Board will share responses at the May 8, 2018, regular monthly meeting.
Ms. Barbara L. Baker
Superintendent of Schools
April 12, 2018
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