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MoCo School Board Approves Virtual Fall Semester, Canceling Sports

Montgomery County’s Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night for a virtual-only opening for county schools this fall.

The vote, formalizing the decision made in June by Superintendent Jack Smith, also contained language that cancels fall and winter sports, WTOP reported.

The vote comes days after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan overruled a county order that prohibits private schools from opening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The governor’s mandate overturned a decision by county officials to keep both private and public schools closed at the start of the 2020-21 academic year.

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