CCS Teachers Union Pushes for 2 Weeks of Remote Learning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Members of the union representing teachers in the Columbus City School district are pushing for the district to return to remote learning for two weeks, due to COVID-19.

More then two-thirds of the Columbus Education Association signed the letter directed at CCS administrators. CEA President John Coneglio tells ABC-6 he floated the idea to Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon, about going remote last week and this week, but was rejected.

Since the return to class in 2022, at least one Columbus school building has been on remote learning every day, due to staff shortages.

CCS released a statement, reading in part, "We are in daily communication with union leadership as we evaluate whether to transition individual school buildings to remote learning. This process involves looking at the number of absences and the types of absences, starting in the afternoon and continuing into the evening and early morning hours. This process has allowed us to safely have as many students as possible in their schools for in-person learning. We will continue to rely on the guidance of public health experts, who have advised us that our mitigation efforts are working. These practices include universal masking, frequent hand washing, and social distancing where practical."

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