Montgomery County Schools Add Mental Health as Excused Absence
George, Donna St. “Montgomery County Schools Add Mental Health as Excused Absence – The Washington Post.” Washington Post, The Washington Post, 26 May 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/montgomery-county-schools-mental-health/2021/05/26/10410d5c-bdae-11eb-9c90-731aff7d9a0d_story.html
Montgomery County leaders are taking steps to add mental health to the list of valid reasons to be absent from school, saying the move is especially important after the inordinate toll of the pandemic.
The change would begin in the fall when students in Montgomery County are expected to return to full-day in-person classes five days a week. Most students in the state’s largest school system have been learning virtually during the past 14 months.