Columbus City Schools Postpones Hybrid Learning Plan to 2021


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Columbus City Schools is postponing the plan to return students to the classroom, in a hybrid learning model, until at least January 15th, 2021.

That date marks the end of the semester, and Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon cited rising coronavirus cases in the area as the reason for the delay.

Franklin County returned to the "red" level 3 alert in the state's coronavirus advisory system last week.

The district originally had plans to return students in grades K-8 to a hybrid model next month.

While most students will now study remotely through January 15th, career technical students will still be allowed to return to the classroom next week. Special education students will also be exempt from the delay and meet in-person with their instructors starting November 2nd.