Parents Call for Students to Return to Class This Fall


NEW ALBANY, Ohio (WTVN)--With health officials in Franklin County recommending that students begin the upcoming school year in a virtual learning setting, due to the coronavirus pandemic, parents took their dissent to the schools on Monday.

Dozens of parents demonstrated in front of schools in New Albany and Worthington, calling for students to be in the classroom when school resumes.

Parents in new Albany say they were given the option of signing up for virtual learning for this school year, but only 23-percent took advantage, saying 77-percent are hoping the kids are back on campus.

Right now, there is no plan for New Albany-Plain Local Schools to begin the school year with learning in the classroom.

In Worthington, parents want a return to normalcy for their students. The school district's plan is for all-virtual learning, and for all fall sports to be suspended.

The Franklin County Health Department recommended that schools start the new year virtually, due to the high number of coronavirus cases.

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