Monday, 15 February 2021 08:47

APS Superintendent Responds to Governor's Comments Featured

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Governor Mike DeWine came down hard on school districts Friday for not being ready for the return to in-person learning by March 1st.

One of those districts the governor criticized is Akron Public Schools, and superintendent David James had the pulpit on the Ray Horner Morning Show to respond. Weeks ago, James admitted a return to full in-person learning would be a tall task, and he reiterated those sentiments on WAKR, due to the logistics with everything from busing schedules to instruction based on safety precautions.

The common theme, from the governor to the school boards, is the safety of the children. James says he does not want to get in a “war of words” with the governor, but admits a full return is not as easy. The first round of vaccines have been distributed for the staff, and he mentions there are 2,000 students doing a “remote plus” model, where they have a hybrid of in-person and remote learning.

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