Columbus City Schools Announces Return to Hybrid Learning Model


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Administrators at Columbus City Schools announced a plan to have students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade return to the classroom in a hybrid model.

The entire district has been in an all-remote learning setting since the start of the school year on September 8th. On Tuesday, Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon announced that students going back to class will be in their school buildings for two days a week, and learn remotely three days per week.

It starts with grades Pre-K through 3rd grade students returning October 19th. Grades 4 and 5 will begin the hybrid model on October 26th, and grades 6 through 8 will take over on November 2nd.

The plan has high school students continuing on a remote learning model.

Columbus Public health gave the district the OK to return to classroom learning weeks ago, but Dr. Dixon decided to wait to implement it. She adds that if coronavirus cases rise again, the district may go back under an all-online learning program.