CHARDON, OHIO -- Grief counselors will be on hand all week as Chardon prepares to reopen its schools.
The schools have been closed since Monday when three students were killed in a shooting inside the high school cafeteria. One student remains hospitalized. A fifth student was released from the hospital on Tuesday.
Chardon School District Superintendent, Joseph Bergant II, announced at a late afternoon news conference on Tuesday a revised scheduled for getting students back into classrooms.
On February 29 (Wednesday) high school teachers and staff should report to the high school building, K-5 staff to Munson Elementary and middle school staff to the Chardon United Methodist Church for grief counseling and training. The district wants teachers and staff to be able to handle the questions and concerns of students as they try to get back to their studies following the shootings.
On Thursday, March 1, the school buildings will be opened for students and parents to visit their respective schools to address any concerns and meet with grief counselors. The schools will be opened for these visits on the following schedule:
- Chardon High School: Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Middle Schools: Open 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Elementary Schools: Open 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
On Friday, March 2 all Chardon schools will open for classes to resume for all students. Grief counselors will still be available for any student needing assistance.
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