Garrett County Board of Education voted on February 2, 2021, to accept the Superintendent’s plan for the return to in-person learning. March 1: PK, K, Gr 1, and identified students return full days on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Wednesday is an asynchronous day. March 15: Grades 2-12 return full days on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Wednesday is an asynchronous day.

Anyone with a question or concern may contact public.info@garrettcountyschools.org, and you will receive a response.

There have been 1,847 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 2.36%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 2.46

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

Board of Education Meeting Update - February 23, 2021

Last Updated on Feb 18, 2021 at 9:11am

The Garrett County Board of Education has revised the February 23, 2021, Board Meeting agenda to include public comment. The Board will hold a Special Budget Work Session on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The meeting is not open to the public however will be live-streamed for public review. The purpose of the Work Session is for the Superintendent to provide her budget priorities to the Board and for the Board to take action on their FY2022 funding request from the County Commissioners. The Board will also take action on the Superintendent’s contract at this meeting.
 
The Board will meet in Executive Session from 3:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. The Board of Education will reconvene for the public session portion of the meeting from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. As a reminder, the public session is not open for in-person attendance but will instead be live-streamed for public viewing. The live-stream information will be available before the meeting begins and can be found on the Garrett County Public Schools website.
 
The agenda for the Public Session can be accessed on the Garrett County Public Schools website www.garrettcountyschools.org (go to the Board of Education page and select the link to Agenda). It can also be accessed at BoardDocs - https://www.boarddocs.com/mabe/garrett/Board.nsf/Public.
 
Part or all of the meeting may be closed pursuant to the General Provision §3-305 of the State Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
 
Public Comment to be included in the meeting may be submitted by following a modified procedure. Community members may submit public comment by emailing: public.comment@garrettcountyschools.org. Emails must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2021. The Board members will read every public comment received, however, the Board President will only read the first 10 comments aloud during the meeting. Personal information will not be withheld and anonymous submissions will not be considered. The Board President or his designee will read the constituent’s name in addition to the public comment.
 
Topics excluded from Public Comment include:
  • Individual personnel issues
  • Comments identifying individual students or staff members
  • Matters that are on appeal or may be appealed
  • Topics for which the Board schedules formal public hearings
  • Advertising or solicitation for products and/or services
 
The following guidance applies to all methods of public comment:
 
We ask that comments be limited to a maximum time of 3 minutes per individual, unless otherwise considered by the Board President. There will be no discussion or action taken at this meeting, but may be considered at a future meeting. Issues that are specific to individual employees should be referred to the immediate supervisors for appropriate consideration and review. Rude, slanderous, or threatening remarks or other behavior that is disruptive or interferes with the order of the meeting is not permitted.
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