The current message from Ohio’s governor is that schools will reopen in the fall, but local districts will have a great deal of control over how that happens and what the return looks like, Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent Terri Holden told the local school board last week.
“The governor is committed to everyone returning to school,” Holden said, summing up her impressions after a recent online meeting of about 17 school superintendents with Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria.
Reporting at the board’s most recent regular meeting on Thursday, June 11, held online and streamed on YouTube, Holden said the superintendents and state leaders looked at four areas of consideration in reopening: health and safety; educational quality; social-emotional well-being; and operations, including cleaning, supplies and staff training.
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