UPDATED 4:15 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
Superintendent George Arlotto has announced that the school system’s moratorium on field trips and other student transportation to and from Baltimore City will continue at least through Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
The cancellation affects about 11 additional planned trips by schools on May 4 and 5 which had not been already impacted by this week’s decision. In addition, the school system will not provide transportation for students enrolled in non-public settings or homeless students who attend Anne Arundel County schools.
“While I am pleased that the situation in Baltimore has calmed and that peace seems to be prevailing at the moment, I – like some of my colleagues across the state – am not totally comfortable with resuming our normal schedules in the city,” Dr. Arlotto said. “I believe we must err on the side of caution and continue to monitor developments as they occur.”
The moratorium only affects sites in the city, not those in Baltimore County.
Dr. Arlotto said he would convene a team of school system officials again on Monday, May 4, to decide future plans.
In addition, two schools – Chesapeake and Glen Burnie high schools – have been advised to secure backup sites for their proms, which are scheduled to be held at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, May 9. A final decision on whether to go forward with those proms at the stadium will be made on Monday, May 4.