Dr. Wagner has sent
regarding the extended school closure. Here are some key highlights, in addition to the school meals information listed above.
We know many of you made plans for Spring Break and there have been a lot of questions how things may change. I've had some conversations with Board of Education members, and here are the two possible scenarios we will enact once we learn more from Governor DeWine:
Stay at home order lifted after April 6th:
Tuesday, April 7 - Staff only (Students get an extra day of Spring Break)
Wednesday, April 8 through Monday, April 13 - Spring Break
Tuesday, April 14 - All students and staff report
Stay at home order continued after April 6th:
Tuesday, April 7 through Monday, April 13 - Spring Break (Extra day for everyone!)
Tuesday, April 14 - All students and staff continue home-based teaching and learning
Regardless of which path we take, the fourth quarter will officially begin on Tuesday, April 14.
Testing and Graduation Requirements, School Meals, and Meetings of Local Government
On March 25, the
Ohio General Assembly unanimously approved H.B. 197 which:
- Waives K-12 testing and loosens graduation criteria: The law will waive state testing requirements and report cards for this school year, and provides additional flexibility to allow high school seniors to graduate.
- Waives limitations on distance learning for Ohio K-12 schools: The law will allow schools to use distance learning to make up for the weeks schools will be closed.
- Allows for school meal programs to continue now and through the summer: The measure temporarily exempts schools and other entities from state food-processing requirements so they can continue serving meals to students.
- Permits public meetings electronically: Current law mandates that most government bodies must conduct business in person, but this legislation temporarily allows public meetings, including School Board meetings, to be held remotely, so long as the public has access.
While teaching and learning remains flexible through home-based learning, students will still be expected to meet grade-level requirements.