COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Columbus City School district will begin the 2020-2021 school year as all-virtual learning, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
School Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon made the announcement Tuesday, saying it will apply to grades pre-K through 12, and affect the entire first quarter of the school year.
That runs from September 8th to October 27th.
The move affects 50-thousand students and 10-thousand employees.
The Franklin County Health Department has recommended schools in the area begin the upcoming year with all-virtual learning protocols in place.
There were two other districts in Franklin County that made the same decision--Gahanna-Jefferson Schools, and South Western City Schools.