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Dublin City Schools hires Hilliard City Schools superintendent to same position

Jarrod Clay, WSYX |

At a special meeting Monday evening, the Dublin City Schools Board of Education voted to hire Dr. John Marschhausen as its new superintendent.

At Monday’s meeting, Marschhausen presented the board of education with a “100 Day Plan.”

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Columbus high schools reopen without police officers for first time in 25 years

Alissa Widman Neese, The Columbus Dispatch |

For the first time in 25 years, city police officers won’t be walking the halls with students. And while that could change someday, it won’t happen this academic year. Columbus City Schools’ longstanding school-resource officer program is in limbo, after officials allowed a contract between the district and the Columbus Division of Police to expire on June 30.

With Students Back In School, Ohio’s Substitute Teachers Are In Short Supply

Debbie Holmes, WOSU |

Whitehall City Schools deputy superintendent Mark Trace says that getting enough substitute teachers has been especially difficult lately. “We have some very loyal substitutes who come here every year,” Trace says. “Some of them are kind of taking the year off, basically. And I’ve contacted them to see if they would be willing to come back, and some of them, as I said, were taking the year off.”

Columbus to reopen schools to some students Feb. 1, but union wants COVID vaccines first

Alissa Widman Neese, Columbus Dispatch |

Before Columbus City Schools reopens buildings to some students Feb. 1, the union representing more than 4,000 teachers and other employees said Wednesday evening it wants the initial round of COVID-19 vaccinations available to all employees first. 

Superintendent Talisa Dixon announced hours earlier Wednesday that after 11 months of students learning online from home, Columbus City Schools officials will reopen buildings to some students starting next month.

Columbus City Schools to resume sports practices Friday

Alissa Widman Neese, Columbus Dispatch |

Columbus City Schools winter athletes can resume practicing Friday, following nearly two months without any activity.

The move by district administrators goes against the recommendations of local health departments, but follows what essentially all other schools in the central Ohio area are doing. 

Columbus City Schools has yet to make an announcement, however, on when any in-person classes will resume.

Columbus City Schools postpones winter athletics, extracurriculars until Jan. 23

Eric Halperin, Justin Holbrock, WCMH |

During a Columbus City School Board meeting Tuesday, Superintendent and CEO Dr. Talisa Dixon said that while she understands other nearby districts are continuing to hold a winter sports season, she said the decision has been tough and knows it will have consequences.

“I see what’s happening with our students in our suburbs and they’re playing and those school districts have decided to take that risk, and they can take that risk, but I’ve asked our organization not to take that risk,” Dixon said.

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