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Findlay City Schools to delay back-to-school date until Sept. 8

The Courier reports the school board voted Friday to delay the start of the school year due to coronavirus concerns.
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FINDLAY, Ohio — Students in Findlay City Schools will return later than expected. The school board voted unanimously to delay the start date Friday morning.

The district won't be back in session until Sept. 8, according to incoming Superintendent, Troy Roth.

"The reason for moving the start date was based on a recommendation from the health department" Roth said.

By delaying their start, they now join all of the others school in Hancock county. 

Superintendent Roth says this delay is not a bad thing at all.

"It'll give us more time, our parents more time to see what our online plan will look like. It will allow for some additional training for our staff. Our teachers will still start on their normal start date. So it will give our staff about 8 more days of training so when we do come back to school, whether that's traditional or hybrid, our teachers will be prepared" incoming Superintendent, Troy Roth said.

The school district is still working on a reopening plan and had not finalized anything.

Although, cleaning and transportation plans for this school year have been distributed.

Roth says they are also working on a completely online option for parents who are still not comfortable with having their kids return in-person.

They are hoping to have more detailed plans on how they'll return to school in the coming week.

Superintendent Troy Roth said he meets twice a week with the county health commissioner and all of the other Hancock County superintendents to make sure the decisions being made about sending kids back to school are uniform across the county.

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