Responsive to this request, please find below data as available from our Research staff for the HCPSS survey regarding small group instruction. In regards to students actually accommodated for various forms of in-person learning, this information was not collected as part of the above survey. Individual schools provided outreach on a case-by-case basis to families in opening participation to date. Per discussions regarding this outreach, there was not a succent email or letter that would be able to be identified for this response, thus we would not have existing data on such correspondence. Outreach was done school by school, individually to families that were invited back - many by phone. Please note, under the MPIA process, and as advised in the Fourteenth Edition of the Maryland Public Information Act Manual created by Maryland’s Office of the Attorney General, an agency is only obligated to produce existing records and is not required to generate new data or summarize data.
While not available at this time, staff expects to collect further data from each location on participating students and staff once all programs are up and running. Our Academic Division, however, indicates by the end of October, we hope to have 20 schools offering support to students through School Based Learning Centers as well as special education programs at Homewood and Cedar Lane, with a projected enrollment between 200-250 students. Additional schools (between 3-10) are expected to open in November but those services will be targeted for regionalized special education programs with smaller classes, expected to serve another 100-120 students. As for staff engaged, each program is supported by two administrators, one health assistant, and up to three staff members supervising students. In October, we expect to have between 100-120 staff engaged, with 80% of the staff made up by support staff (paraeducators, counselors, support teachers, liaisons, etc.) and about 20% will be teachers. By the end of November, there is the potential for an additional 100 staff engaged, with likely a 50%-50% split between teachers and paraeducators.