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More than half of Ohio’s districts planning 5-day return

Cleveland.com |

About 57% of Ohio’s school districts are planning five-day returns to school buildings, according to an updated map from the Ohio Department of Education.

   (Ohio Department of Education Map updated Oct. 1, 2020)

“This map incorporates multiple information sources to build an understanding of the General Education Models that Ohio districts are using for the start of School Year 2020-2021 October 1st. Districts have not confirmed the accuracy of these data in all cases, and districts remain the best source of up-to-date information on their respective reopening plans.”

Ohio Department of Education

When the state initially released the map in August, about 78 school districts of 609 did not have data included, or about 13%. An updated version as of Sept. 24 shows complete data.

Districts listed as having a five-day start may have altered schedules. About 31% of school districts are returning in a hybrid format and about 12% are returning in a remote format. Remote districts seem to be scattered throughout the state, though many are clustered around urban areas.

Ohio technically has 612 school districts, but two of of them do not have students enrolled. As of this school year, Newbury schools combined with West Geauga, bringing the total to 609.