Coronavirus has created new problems for school districts -- longer teacher absences, substitute teachers worried about going to class -- with Ohio lessening requirements for becoming a substitute teacher during a teacher shortage
Certainly, there were day one problems for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District as they tried to navigate beginning a school year educating about 37,000 students online, and district CEO Eric Gordon is asking parents to have patience as they work out the issues.
The superintendent said in-building mode will be guided by a “Slow Launch Start,” which is a process that brings back up to half of the students in-building at one time to allow teachers to work with smaller groups and to supervise safety protocols.
The Ohio State University today published aggregate test results from its comprehensive COVID-19 testing program and unveiled a data dashboard that will be updated weekly to inform the public about test results and other information about the university’s COVID-19 status.
New guidance from President Donald Trump's administration that declares teachers to be “critical infrastructure workers” could give the green light to exempting teachers from quarantine requirements after being exposed to COVID-19 and instead send them back into the classroom.
“The delay of the school year was deemed necessary due to the logistical complications involved with transportation and scheduling. The delay also allows our staff enough time to prepare for the significant changes that the school year will bring."
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is expected to release his orders tomorrow regarding the fall sports season for Ohio high schools, and many local athletes, coaches, and athletic directors are hopeful of the season getting started.