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Lakota unveils plans for helping lagging students affected by COVID-19 changes

Michael Clark, Journal-News |

Lakota school officials said they are ahead of schedule on formalizing a plan requested by Ohio’s governor for repairing the academic proficiency damage done to students by the coronavirus pandemic.

The new plan calls for a split session summer school with the first half dedicated largely to helping students who fell behind this school year to catch up. The second half of summer school will also be focused on helping students make a productive transition into the start of the 2021-2022 school year. And the report also calls for adding tutors to helping lagging students, extending school-based mental health counseling through the summer and re-incorporating thousands of Virtual Learning Option (VLO) students back into live classrooms for the coming school year.

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