Back to School: Fairborn school board to vote on delaying start of 2020 school year

Back to School: Fairborn school board to vote on delaying start of 2020 school year
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FAIRBORN — The school board for Fairborn City Schools has scheduled a vote on a plan that would delay the start of the 2020-21 academic year, the district announced in a social media post Tuesday.

The plan, if approved, would push the first day of school for students back to Sept. 8 and the last day of the academic year would be June 11, 2021 for staff members, a district spokesperson said.

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The board is set to vote on the measure Thursday.

District representatives said the plan will also allow for families to choose between traditional in-person learning or virtual learning.

“We will now begin the work of reworking master schedules, re-distributing students who will be attending in person across classrooms, maximizing safety protocols in our buildings and on our buses, and determining what teacher support we can provide for students who have chosen the virtual option,” the district spokesperson said in the social media post.

“We are striving to re-open our schools in the safest manner possible for everyone as well as offer a virtual option that is robust yet accessible. We will continue to monitor our online learning options survey and the COVID-19 situation daily.

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Posted by Fairborn City Schools on Tuesday, August 4, 2020