Summit County Public Health suggested schools in the area would be best to begin their scholastic years virtually. Akron Public Schools has obliged, as the first day for teachers will be August 24th, and the students will start up between September 9th and 14th. Patrick Bravo heads up the school board, and he explained the decision by the board to delay the school year and start remotely.
Even with remote learning, all athletic programs and extracurriculars have been delayed until October 1st. Joe Vassalotti is the athletic director at Akron Public Schools, and though he has empathy for the student-athletes, he understands the delay due to the safety concerns and recent spikes locally.