In Montgomery County Urge Governor Hogan to Intervene
House Republicans today decried the decision by the Montgomery County Health Officer to prohibit private and religious schools from opening to in-person instruction until at least October 1. House Minority Leader Nic Kipke and House Minority Whip sent a letter to the Governor requesting that he take action to overturn this decision.
“The Maryland Board of Education has said schools can open to in-person instruction if they comply with CDC guidelines and the guardrails established by the state,” said House Minority Leader Nic Kipke. “Every public school administration in the state has been given the opportunity to make a decision on reopening, the same opportunity should be afforded to private and religious schools.”
“This is a blatant abuse of power by an unelected bureaucrat,” said House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga. “To threaten imprisonment for the act of reopening a religious schools is draconian and flies in the face of the religious freedoms this state was founded on.”