The Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education has decided to extend remote learning for all students until at least Jan. 16.
Students returned to a full-time distance learning model Nov. 23, which was originally slated to end Jan. 4. At that time, CPS had originally planned to enact a blended learning model — with students attending class in person half the time and remotely half the time.
"This decision was made primarily due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases throughout Greater Cincinnati, which has resulted in staffing challenges across CPS. Like other essential organizations, the higher level of community spread has a direct impact on staff absenteeism. Teachers and staff must stay home when sick, when in quarantine as a result of a close contact, or as needed to take care of family members," says a release from CPS.
The board will again review current COVID numbers and staff health before making the decision to return to the classroom.
Visit cps-k12.org/news/backtoschool for more info, or call the CPS the customer care hotline at 513-363-0123.