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Parma City School District to start school year with nine weeks of remote learning

The decision comes after Cuyahoga County Board of Health's recommendations were announced Thursday.

PARMA, Ohio — While state, federal and local agencies remain at odds with how the return to school this fall will look for teachers, students and parents, one local district has made a decision. 

On Sunday, the Parma City School District announced in a Facebook post that the first nine weeks of the academic year would be conducted through remote learning. 

"Our Curriculum and Instruction team, under the leadership of Assistant Superintendent Tiffany Stropko, has already collaborated with many teacher leaders to form a proposed schedule that will structure consistent periods of active engagement between teachers and students," the Facebook post read. 

The decision was influenced by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health recommendations, announced Thursday, to begin the school year virtually and without sports. 

"We trust the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to be our most relevant source of guidance during this pandemic. They have the most local context and investment in the sea of information and guidance available to all of us," said the District. 

Additionally, the district is also developing programs to better guide parents through the at-home learning process. 

"We are also developing parent academies to help our families learn how to better assist with their child’s learning experiences,' the post continued.