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Akron Public Schools Board votes to delay remote learning start, sports and extracurricular activities

Despite the delay of classes, the original start date of August 24 will remain in effect for teachers.

AKRON, Ohio — At the end of last month, the Akron Public Schools Board of Education voted to begin the school year with nine weeks of remote learning. On Monday, The board met again and finalized dates for when the 2020-2021 academic school year would begin. 

During the meeting, the board voted to delay the start of classes two weeks. 

In a 5-2 vote, the board also passed a resolution delaying athletics, including practices, and extra curricular activities for nine weeks. Athletic competitions and sporting events will be prohibited through at least October 1. 

The board's decision comes on the heels of Summit County Public Health "strongly recommended" all K-12 schools begin the upcoming academic year by holding all classes remotely, the agency stated in guidelines released Monday.

Despite the delay of classes, the original start date of August 24 will remain in effect for teachers. 

See the new schedule for teachers and students below: 

  • August 24 – First Day for Teachers
  • September 9 – First Day for Grades 8-9, 12
  • September 10 – First Day for Grades 2-4, 10
  • September 11 – First Day for Grades 5-7, 11
  • September 14 – First Day for Grades Pre-K, K-1

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