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Green Local Schools preliminary reopening plan: Parents choose if their child attends in-person classes or learns from home

Here's how their plan would work.

GREEN, Ohio — As we await official guidelines from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on reopening schools, some districts throughout the state have started revealing their potential plans for students to return this fall.

Green Local Schools in Summit County announced Tuesday their preliminary plan would give parents the option to choose if their children will attend in-person classes or enroll in at-home learning.

Here's how both options are currently outlined by school officials:

  • Option one: Attend in-person school at district buildings, as allowable by health officials. The district will be prepared for a full return, a blended learning approach and full remote option should local or state officials mandate it. Details of each format will be released after the state provides further guidance on the specific requirements.
  • Option two: Enroll in Green Local School District's full-time at-home learning option. This learning option will be a robust instructional system taught by Green Local Schools teachers using live, interactive lessons. Enrollment information will be available soon.

"The administrative team continues to develop a detailed plan to resume school in August that takes into consideration the learning needs of all students, enables the district to maintain high quality programming in the event of a spike in COVID-19 cases and sharpens our focus on the health, wellness and safety of staff and students," Superintendent Jeffrey Miller II wrote in a letter to district families.

Miller noted that Green schools anticipate making a more formal announcement about their reopening plans after Gov. DeWine announces the state's guidance, which is expected to happen Thursday.

The district is also looking at implementing additional safety protocols in the buildings and at school events, including modified visitor procedures, installing hand sanitizer stations, acquisition of personal protective equipment and social distancing.

You can read Superintendent Miller's full letter below...