Baltimore City teachers union calls for virtual learning amid rise in COVID cases

By Lillian Reed

The union representing Baltimore City teachers is calling on the system to close this week in order to move instruction online through Jan. 7, citing the “tremendous intensification of COVID-19 transmissions” within school buildings and the broader community.

In a letter delivered Wednesday to city schools CEO Sonja Santelises and school board members, President Diamonté Brown said the Baltimore Teachers Union leadership have met with system representatives and are concerned about the “lack of preparation and contingency plans regarding the surge of the omicron variant.”

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