Herald Staff Writer
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the area, Wadsworth City School district has decided to go back to a full remote learning plan, with the last day of in-person instruction Friday, Dec. 4.
In the announcement made Thursday afternoon, Superintendent Andy Hill explained students in preschool through grade eight will not have school Monday, Dec. 7 or Tuesday, Dec. 8 as teachers prepare for the transition to remote learning.
The decision was made after the Ohio Department of Health announced Medina county, as well as other surrounding counties, are now at the Level 4, Purple, on the Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines for the Public. This is the highest level of emergency on the scale, meaning there is a severe level of exposure and spread in the area.
Although many parents understand the severity of the situation, a lot have expressed frustrations with the decision. In a post on the Wadsworth City Schools Facebook page, one person wrote, “I know this is best for our health and welfare but my heart hurts and I worry for my grandson who is in sixth grade and on the honor roll. When they went to remote learning in March, his grades and attitude diminished. Just a double edged sword all the way around.”
Both Norton and Barberton City Schools are continuing with their original plans and have no updates at this time.