Pickerington Schools Scrap Jr. High "Hybrid Learning" Proposal

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio (WTVN)--A proposal that would have switched two Junior High Schools in the Pickerington Local School District to a hybrid learning model has been scrapped.

The Board of Education took input on the proposal in recent weeks, which would have implemented the plan for Ridgeview and Lakeview Junior High Schools, to alleviate overcrowding.

The idea was met with criticism from students and parents in the district.

Instead, the schools will put students in "cohorts" that operate on different bell schedules, to prevent overcrowding on hallways. Some lockers will also be removed from the halls, to allow more space.

The district has asked voters for approval of tax increases to build new schools each of the last two years, but have failed.

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