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State Requirements for Reopening Schools

  1. Have their recovery plans posted on their websites?
  2. Address equity in all components of the plan. 
  3. Consult with a wide variety of stakeholders when developing the plan and ensure that the plans are understandable and updated every six months.
  4. Create a diagnostic assessment plan of all students to identify and address gaps in learning.
  5. Provide instruction using Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards and ensure continuity of services.
  6. Follow Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Action (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  7. Implement health and safety strategies.
  8. Incorporate and follow MSDE, state and federal safety protocols for food service, daily cleanings and other school operations. 
  9. Establish protocols for the safe transportation of students to and from school. 
  10. Develop an attendance tracking system for students who are engaged in virtual learning. 
  11. Continue to implement a communications plan to reach its stakeholders.
  12. Implement the Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association athletic program