DeWine says school districts considering two-day class weeks, distance learning

Posted at 6:23 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 18:30:30-04

COLUMBUS — School schedules may be a little different next school year.

Gov. Mike DeWine said during his Tuesday press briefing that everyone would like to see schools return in August, but he knows schools are working on different options.

"I know that the State Department of Education has a working group working with schools to look at different options in discussions I’ve had with superintendents, they are all principals and teachers, they’re all looking at different ways," DeWine said.

DeWine said he's heard that districts are considering a two-day system, where they split the students coming into the school and the days they aren't at the school, they will continue with distance learning.

"I’m not saying that’s where we end up. But each school is kind of trying to figure out the configuration of their school building, their students - how their students are picked up in school buses, all these different things schools or schools are looking at," DeWine said. "So, we have to see where we are with the, with the virus, but my recommendation to schools is, you know, look at different options, come up with what is unique to you."

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