NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — North Ridgeville City Schools announced they would be sticking with a hybrid model for the remainder of the school year.
Superintendent Roxann Ramsey-Caserio said they made their decision based on input from parents in the district.
“The district thoroughly considered families’ thoughts and concerns and ultimately decided to remain in the current learning format for the remainder of the school year,” Ramsey-Caserio said.
Ramsey-Caserio said that parents had three primary concerns with returning to a full week of in-person learning: consistency of student scheduling, overall timing, and physical distancing.
She said the earliest students would have been able to return to the building would be in April and that the district would have had to extend spring break to prepare the district for in-person learning.
A return to full in-person learning would have necessitated significant student scheduling changes, the superintendent said.
Ramsey-Caserio said that many students would have been assigned new teachers regardless of whether or not they chose to change their learning format.
“The district will frequently communicate with families regarding the planning for next year,” Ramsey-Caserio said. “Our goal is to have students return to school full time and in-person five days a week. We understand the importance of students’ mental health and engaging with their peers plays a pivotal role. The North Ridgeville City Schools are committed to providing a sense of normalcy for our students and staff for the 2021-2022 school year.”