Why was the decision made to remain fully virtual for the entire first semester, rather than one quarter?

At the July 16, 2020, Board of Education meeting, HCPSS Superintendent Michael Martirano recommended a virtual start of the school year through the first quarter, which ends November 6. The Board voted instead to have a fully virtual start through the second quarter, which ends January 28.

The July 16 Board meeting, including the discussion on this issue and subsequent vote, can be viewed online.