When will kids be allowed to go back to school in Ohio?

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 19:09:05-04

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine said he is unsure if students will be able to return to class this school year.

DeWine said on Thursday that it is possible they won't return at all.

"Is it possible that we do not go back into school this academic year? Absolutely," he said. "But I don’t think we’re at the point where we can make make that determination."

The state legislature voted earlier this week to cancel standardized testing this school year.

DeWine said he understands that student learning from home can be a challenge.

"The real challenge comes in those schools where they don’t have the internet, homes don’t have internet service. It’s much more difficult to do that distance learning and that’s a big challenge," DeWine said.

Schools have been closed since March 17, and the end date given at that time was April 6.

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