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State guidelines shaping school plans for fall



 Gov. Mike DeWine has released public health guidelines that will shape how CMSD resumes schools in the fall.

After the governor’s announcement, CEO Eric Gordon issued video and written statements outlining scenarios that the District has been developing to deal with the threat of COVID-19.

The scenarios, informed in part by a recent survey of students, families and staff, could include:

  • an online remote learning environment for all,
  • a hybrid model that includes both virtual and in-person learning, with students alternating between the two options, and
  • a largely in-person, in-school operation for most students.

CEO Gordon said health conditions and guidance could change and require CMSD to shift between the scenarios during the year.

To watch the video and read the statement, go here.

The CEO said the need to keep students, staff and families safe will prevent the District from resuming school as normal but also presents an opportunity to do things in a way that is “more fair, more just and more equitable for Cleveland’s kids.”

He said this will allow District students to receive more personalized and project-based instruction with a focus on mastering concepts.

The CEO will soon resume weekly communication with the public and share more details on District planning.