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Social media reacts to Gov. Mike DeWine decision to close Ohio's schools for remainder of academic year

Students will continue to learn remotely for the rest of the school year.

CLEVELAND — On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio's K-12 schools will stay closed for the rest of the academic year. Students will continue to learn remotely. 

In making his announcement, DeWine cited a number of factors, including the continued presence of the virus and concerns about continuity from the state's administrators and teachers. DeWine says no decision has been made about opening up for the fall, but one scenario that has been discussed -- but not decided on -- is a "blended" system, in which some students would continue learning from home, while others would return to physical buildings.

We took a look at the reaction on social media to this decision by the governor. Not surprisingly, students across the state were disappointed. 

These educators have a different view.

Other people were more concerned with what might happen this fall: 

On Facebook, we asked for your reaction after DeWine's announcement. 

Here was a sample of what you had to say:

"Wise decision now what I wonder is what they're going to do about summer camps school's not open is one thing but if it's going to drag out for six months over from now till September parents are going to be in a real bind Hope everybody's got a good nanny." -- Barbara Madore

"I'm ok, however; talking about a mix of ELearning and classroom into the Fall...you need to have it together by then."-- Becky Berry

"Total agreement. I thought the Governor was intelligent, wise, articulate, calm and compassionate. I am an "Independent," this is not about politics or economics. It is (literally) deadly serious." -- Alan Fisher

"I'm sad for my kids, but i don't feel the risk is worth it. it's going to remain a tough adjustment, but we can get through! -- Marla Motz

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