Anne Arundel Board of Education to Host School Reopening Meeting on Thursday, January 14

The Board of Education for Anne Arundel County will meet in a special session at 6 p.m. tomorrow on Thursday, January 14, 2021, to discuss and vote on a timeline to reopen schools. 

On November 4, 2020, the Board voted to keep learning in a virtual format through the end of the first semester with the intention of transitioning to hybrid learning in the second semester.

Officials say the board has read and listened to comments from hundreds of students, parents, school system employees, and community members over the last month. The Board has also been provided with regular updates from Superintendent George Arlotto and Anne Arundel County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman.

The Board will take into account the comments it has received as well as the health metrics and other information established and provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health.

The Board will hear live public comment from up to 10 speakers in the early portion of each meeting. Those wishing to provide live testimony may register, space permitting, by clicking here. All speakers will be allotted 2 minutes and those who secure spaces to speak will receive emailed instructions on how to join the meeting.

Written comments on agenda items can be submitted via email to or dropped off at the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis, by noon on Wednesday, January 13.