Warren County schools quarantine program ‘overwhelmingly
Warren County schools quarantine program ‘overwhelmingly successful’. On Oct 18, 2021. A pilot school quarantine program in Warren County school districts is being called successful after several weeks of implementation. The Test & Stay policy used in Warren County districts like Springboro, Lebanon and Waynesville has allowed more than 260
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Ohio schools have until Tuesday to notify the state they
(9 days ago) COLUMBUS, Ohio – Schools throughout the state may have to send children home due to coronavirus exposure – especially if they lack mask mandates.. Although months ago people would never have expected it, the coronavirus is still around – and spreading fast, because of the delta variant and people rejecting the vaccine. The number of days a child has to be quarantined after an exposure
Louisville School administration addresses alleged racial
(7 days ago) The parents added that racism involving Louisville schools isn’t new. News 5 questioned administrators from both Louisville and Alliance about the claims and both districts said that they were unaware of any former racism issues between the two districts. “All we’ve had is hearsay,” said Alliance City School Superintendent Rob Gress.
High temperatures close many Northeast Ohio schools
(2 days ago) CLEVELAND (WOIO) - High temperatures, including a heat index that will go well into the 90s in some areas, have caused several area schools to close Wednesday.The following schools announced they will keep their doors closed Wednesday:Avon Lake Elementary Schools and Learwood Middle School: ClosedChippewa Elementary School: Closing early at…
Here's why NKY public schools are still requiring masks
(5 days ago) Here’s why NKY public schools are still requiring masks. On Aug 24, 2021. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear rescinded his executive order Monday that required universal masking in schools. But it looks like most Northern Kentucky districts are sticking with universal mask policies anyway. More: Judge halts Gov. Andy Beshear from enforcing school
What Ohio Teachers Think About Going Back To School Next
(9 days ago) COVID cases in Ohio are trending upward as schools are preparing to reopen for the upcoming school year. So, what do teachers think need to be done to make sure schools are safe? Paper? Check. Pencils? Check. Mask? Maybe. The number of …
Florida, Texas schools mandate masks; 11 states report 1M
(8 days ago) In districts across the country, school board meetings have become the battlegrounds of unruly debates over mask mandates in schools schools. Fueled by misinformation campaigns against masks, tensions have heightened in schools, turning once sparsely attended school board meetings into shouting matches.
Winton Woods opens new campuses, but something's missing
(5 days ago) Winton Woods opens new campuses, but something’s missing. On Aug 22, 2021. FOREST PARK — Students returning to Winton Woods City Schools on Monday will be entering two new campuses, built using their recommendations — which means some things are very different. Imagine school without a traditional cafeteria.
Ohio County Schools Will Rapid-Test Students, Staff
(2 days ago) Ohio County Board of Education members Grace Norton, left, and Christine Carder listen to discussion Thursday of COVID protocols for the upcoming school year. Photo by Joselyn King WHEELING — Ohio County Schools is planning to administer rapid tests at the schools to any student or staff member showing symptoms…
The Hurry-Up: Joenel Aguero Considers Ohio State “One of
(5 days ago) After playing two high school games in Ohio in back-to-back weeks, 2023 five-star safety Joenel Aguero still has Ohio State on his mind. “They’re probably one of my top schools right now,” Aguero told Eleven Warriors on Aug. 29. “I like (defensive …
Chagrin Falls Schools still rank among best in Ohio on
(5 days ago) The Chagrin Falls Schools met 17 of 19 district indicators, or 89.5 percent. It met 23 of 24 indicators, or 95.8 percent, in 2018-19. The district’s gifted Performance Index score was 118.2, with a 117 needed to meet the state standard. That score was 119.5 in 2018-19. Board member Sharon Broz said she was “thrilled” with these results.
Schools in Multiple States Ban LGBTQ Pride, BLM Flags: Too
(7 days ago) An increasing number of schools across the country are banning LGBTQ “pride” and Black Lives Matter flags, calling them too political and divisive. “The bans have sparked concerns with many students and teachers resigning, protesting or being suspended for voicing their opinion on the schools’ action,” the U.K.’s Independent reported…
Fairview Park City Schools superintendent schedules four
(7 days ago) FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio -- Currently in his fourth month as Fairview Park City Schools superintendent, Keith Ahearn is making good on his promise to not only get to know the district staff, but also hear from community stakeholders.This includes holding four town hall meetings on Facebook Live during the school…
Letter: Lima Schools worth your support
(9 days ago) As a proud graduate of Lima City Schools, I am supporting the district’s renewal levy. Our children are graduates and now our grandchildren are attending. We all have benefited from the diversity and many opportunities Lima City schools afforded us. Our granddaughter was recently accepted into the Gifted program and…
Schools get creative to overcome driver shortage
(9 days ago) INDEPENDENCE, Ky. — Though school districts are well into the academic year, many continue to struggle with bus driver shortages.While Jim Hale is no stranger to driving buses, the duty is not listed in his job description as the Kenton County School District's transportation director. Still, he's been behind the…
New Ohio Law Restricts Ability Of Public Schools, Colleges
(8 days ago) Public schools and universities are barred from requiring vaccines that have not received full U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval under Ohio House Bill 244 (HB 244), signed by Governor Mike DeWine on July 14, 2021. The new law goes into effect on …
Ohio schools receive more than $6 billion in pandemic
(3 days ago) Columbus schools received the most of any district, with about $457 million, followed by Cleveland with $456 million and Cincinnati with $326 million. The latest and largest round of funding, totaling $123 billion, is still being distributed and gives schools enormous flexibility in how to spend it.
Ohio Schools Adopt 'Mastery' Approach To Help Recover
(7 days ago) By Patrick O’Donnell, for the74million.org A group of 14 Columbus high school students and their teachers walk behind the Columbus NBC TV-4 station, headquarters past a drainage pond and satellite dishes aimed at the sky. They follow Ken Freedman, general manager of the station, to a chain link fence that surrounds…
Ohio County Schools Among 4 Districts in West Virginia
(1 days ago) Gov. Jim Justice speaks Wednesday in Charleston about the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo Courtesy of W.Va. Governor’s Office) CHARLESTON — Ohio County Schools was mentioned during Gov. Jim Justice’s COVID-19 briefing Friday — as one of four county school districts among West Virginia’s 55 that did not yet…
Bill would allow all Ohio kids to attend private schools
(7 days ago) About 35,000 Ohio K-12 students currently receive state-funded vouchers to attend private schools under the EdChoice program. But there’s a new bill that would make it possible for all of the state’s students to get vouchers if they want them. Daniel KonikBen Douglass, parent of school-aged children, speaks to reporters…
Canfield, Ohio school officials want COVID 'test to stay
(5 days ago) CANFIELD — As Canfield Local Schools administrators prepare to revisit the district’s mask requirement for kindergartners through sixth-graders later this month, they’re eyeing new protocols — now in place elsewhere in the state — that could cut down on the number of quarantines required after COVID-19 exposure.
Canton City Schools announces mask policy for students
(8 days ago) CANTON, Ohio — Canton City Schools Superintendent Jeffrey S. Talbert announced Thursday that the district will require masks for students, staff and visitors to its buildings for the upcoming school year based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Talbert said the district has been working with public…
Biden Presses Schools to Hold ‘Pop-Up Clinics’ to
(7 days ago) President Joe Biden pressed the nation’s schools to hold at least one “pop-up vaccination clinic” for children aged 12 and older prior to the start of the academic year, reported Reuters Thursday. “We can and we must open schools this fall, full time,” Biden said. “We can’t afford another year…
Gov. Mike DeWine gives guidance on back-to-school
(9 days ago) How schools will weather in-person learning through the pandemic has been a topic of national concern. In Tampa, Florida, a school district saw 5,000 kids and 300 staff members in quarantine after a COVID-19 outbreak. “It’s the children who are suffering when schools shut down,” DeWine said.
Ohio County Schools Sees Energy Bills Shrink News
(2 days ago) Ohio County Schools is presently engaged in a $76 million plan to improve school facilities, most of which was financed by a $42.2 million bond levy approved by voters in 2018. While the West Virginia School Building Authority contributed another $29 million to the project, an energy savings construction plan crafted by CMTA was expected to
School board races across Ohio grow contentious following
(7 days ago) School board races across Ohio grow contentious following COVID-19. On Sep 30, 2021. Beth Murdoch remembers what it felt like the first time she spoke during a Hilliard City School Board meeting. She’d done her research, prepared her notes and stood at the podium to share her concerns about how the district was handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bus driver shortages are latest challenge hitting US schools
(1 days ago) Schools across the U.S. are offering hiring bonuses, providing the training needed to get a commercial driver’s license and increasing hourly pay to attract more drivers.The shortage of bus drivers is complicating the start of a school year already besieged by the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19, contentious disagreement over
Ohio schools boards try to navigate contentious, divided
(6 days ago) From curriculum to COVID-19 policies, parents in communities across Ohio have not kept their feelings quiet at local school board meetings.But some people have taken it too far by harassing or even threatening board members.“I have never seen a climate like this in …
Boardman Local Schools issues mask mandate
(3 days ago) Boardman Local Schools issues mask mandate. On Aug 22, 2021. The message follows pleas from Gov. Mike DeWine for school officials to mandate masks in the midst of the delta variant’s rapid spread throughout Ohio. BOARDMAN — In a video quietly posted to YouTube Friday, Boardman Local Schools issued a mask mandate for the upcoming school year.
Ohio County Schools Release Reopening Plan
(3 days ago) Ohio County Public Schools are releasing their re-opening plan for the 2021-2022 school year. The district plans to hold their first day of school on August 11th, 2021. School officials say the plan is subject to change by National/State Executive Orders, KDE mandates, or CDC/Health Department regulations. Officials say many…
Ranking Mentor Schools Vs Others In Ohio + Who's Hiring
(1 days ago) Basic Internet Skills – Computer Class ( 2:00 PM) Holistic Wellness and Yoga @ Lake – Lake Branch Library ( 2:00 PM) Word 2 – Computer Class – Mentor Public Library ( 6:30 PM) DIY No Sew Emoji Pillows @ Lake – Lake Branch Library ( 6:30 PM) Mentor Patch Notebook. Mentor Fire Department: “One of the perks of working a 24-hour shift
New Fire Station In Avon Lake
(6 days ago) Avon Lake City Schools: “Avon Lake High School’s Environmental classes are proud and honored to be part of this Ozone Garden that is the first of its kind in the Great Lakes Region. The garden is at the Avon Lake Public Library.
Why Gov. Mike DeWine isn't requiring masks in schools this
(2 days ago) Last August, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that most children returning to K-12 schools would be required to wear masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19."We're doing it to frankly give our children, our teachers the best chance to succeed," DeWine said at the time as daily COVID-19 cases hovered around 1,000. "Whatever…
A month into the school year, TPS still needs additional
(1 days ago) TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - There is a critical school bus driver shortage in most area districts in NW Ohio.In fact, it’s a nationwide issue, but it’s being felt particularly hard in the area.Districts like Toledo Public Schools have had them before the busses started up this year.James Hopkins is the…
Mount Vernon, Jonathan Alder schools reverting back to
(8 days ago) Two Ohio school districts recently rescinded their mask mandate. Mount Vernon City Schools in Knox County and Jonathan Alder Local Schools in Plain City both are switching back to being mask optional. More: Which Columbus-area schools are requiring masks?Mount Vernon will switch to mask optional starting Wednesday, according to a district update Friday.
US Coronavirus: Schools reopening without masking 'is a
(5 days ago) Schools are scheduled to reopen Tuesday in Florida and Simon says she and other school officials are concerned about the rising positivity rate in the state. “My goal is to make sure that I provide the high quality education and this is a direction I believe I need to go,” Simon said.
VFW scholarships, 'The Little Mermaid', Galion Schools
(1 days ago) VFW sponsoring scholarship competitionVeterans of Foreign Wars Post 9943 is participating in the Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen and Young American Creative Patriotic Art Scholarship competitionc.Patriot’s Pen is open to sixth to eighth grade students. The theme is "How Can I Be a Good American."Voice of Democracy is open to…
City schools want public’s input on future News, Sports
(9 days ago) City schools want public’s input on future | News, Sports, Jobs. The Youngstown Board of Education plans a series of community meetings /special board meetings to gather public input to formulate a district academic improvement plan. Aug. 17 and Aug. 31. …
Zalar starts new job as superintendent of Tiffin City Schools
(2 days ago) Tiffin, Ohio — Dr. Michael Zalar, PhD officially started his new position as superintendent of Tiffin City Schools on Tuesday.Zalar was hired in June by the Tiffin City Board of Education after the previous incoming superintendent, Van McWreath, was arrested on charges related to an alleged domestic incident.“My first official day…
OSU Extension program delivers food to local agencies
(9 days ago) OSU Extension program delivers food to local agencies, schools | News, Sports, Jobs On Oct 18, 2021 Dennis Flugan Chairman with the Columbiana County Fairgrounds Board, helps lift boxes filled with meals out of the Ohio State University semi tractor trailer Thursday morning.
Lebanon City Schools opt to end mask mandate in one week
(7 days ago) LEBANON, Ohio — The Lebanon City Schools board voted Monday night to end their temporary mask mandate next Monday, Sept. 27, and return to an optional masking policy. The district is currently two weeks into the three-week mandate that was implemented in late August, when more than 900 students were…
Concerns Are Expressed Over Content of ‘Wit And Wisdom
(8 days ago) File Photo by Joselyn King Ohio County Schools Superintendent Kim Miller, left, provides updates during a past board of education meeting as Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones listens.. Ohio County Schools is hearing some concerns about the new reading curriculum it is implementing throughout the school system, and is now going to take a closer look at the books.
Orange Schools PTA kicks off Walkathon fundraiser
(Just Now) This is the 17th consecutive year that the Orange Schools has earned the AAA rating from both Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings and the Aaa Rating from Moody’s Investors Service. It is the only Ohio school district to hold the top credit rating from both of these agencies, the release stated.
College enrollments sink in the Midwest, causing budget
(5 days ago) Some private schools are weathering the crisis, and financial incentives appear to be helping. Ohio’s Denison University, a private school near Columbus, saw enrollment rise 3%, or 63 students, for the current semester. The school offered state …
100 local doctors encourage day care to ask schools for
(2 days ago) 100 local doctors have written to the community to combat false information that spreads online. 100 colleagues and colleagues who are the doctors of the most prestigious medical institutions in Columbus gathered Write an editorial Encourage schools and day care centers to request masks. For everyone entering the building, not…
Excessive heat forces early dismissal at Shawnee, Delphos
(5 days ago) Excessive heat forces early dismissal at Shawnee, Delphos schools. On Aug 26, 2021. DELPHOS — Students were sent home early Wednesday and Thursday as un-air-conditioned classrooms at Shawnee, Delphos and Delphos-St. John’s schools were expected to reach unsafe temperatures amid a heatwave that saw peak heat indices exceed 100 degrees.