Protest about the reopening of schools in Howard County scheduled for February 16th

The following information can be found on the Maryland State Education Association page of Mobilize:

Cars Against COVID: Parents and Educators for Safe Schools

Time
Tuesday, February 16
5 – 6:30pm EST

Location
Howard High School
8700 Old Annapolis Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043

About this event (https://www.mobilize.us/marylandeducators/event/374389/)

We meet at Howard High School on February 16th at 5 pm. We will travel to the Howard County Board of Education to make our demands for a pause on returning to buildings until educators who want vaccines get them, metrics-based decisions on when to reopen buildings and when to go back to distance virtual learning, more vaccines for educators, and for our own Board of Education to stand up to bullying from the Governor and MSDE.

This socially distanced protest will be held in our cars at the beginning, during transit from Howard High to the Howard County Board of Education, and once we reach the BOE.

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The Howard County Board of Education (HoCoBOE) does have a meeting scheduled for February 16th:

  • Tuesday, February 16, 1 & 7 p.m. – Virtual Work Session and Public Hearing, respectively (Superintendent’s Proposed Budget)

The meeting will be held virtually so Board members are not scheduled to be at the Board of Education building during this event.


I am a little surprised at the date of this event. I would think this protest would have a greater impact on February 11th during this HoCoBOE meeting:

  • Thursday, February 11, 4 & 7 p.m. – Virtual Regular Meeting

On the agenda for the February 11th meeting is the following:

COVID-19 UPDATE/2020-2021 School Year Status (Michael Martirano) – WORK SESSION

Scott E

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