Richland Source has compiled COVID-19 school reopening information for each school district in the county. The following information was gathered through interviews with school officials and also from district websites.
MANSFIELD – On Monday, Aug. 10, Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center will host its annual all-staff meeting to kick off the school year.
SHELBY -- The Pioneer Career and Technology Cengter Board of Education approved revisions to its 2020-2021 school calendar during a meeting earlier this week.
MANSFIELD – St. Peter’s School has announced to parents its plans to delay the start of the 2020-21 school year and implement a staggered start.
Despite Richland County’s level one status, Mansfield City Schools will start off the academic year with two weeks of hybrid learning.
LUCAS -- The Richland County Sheriff’s Office and the Lucas Schools Board of Education have entered into an agreement with the Richland County Board of Commissioners to provide a full-time School Resource Officer for the district.
ASHLAND – McKenna Perrigan, a recent graduate of Lexington High School, Elizabeth Harris, a recent graduate of Mansfield Christian School, and Bria Meisse, a 2019 graduate of Ontario High School, have been selected to be Ashbrook Scholars, according to an announcement made today by the Ashbr…
BreAnn Fennell is always looking for new ways to grow as an educator.
Five area districts participating in the Striving Readers Grant through Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center will participate in "Kindergarten Literacy Boot Camps" in August.
The plan covers in-person classes, the online academy option and health and safety guidelines.
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SHELBY — The message is clear: Racism is not to be tolerated in Shelby City Schools.
ASHLAND -- Diversity – the type that goes beyond gender, age, race and ethnicity – can often be underestimated.
SHELBY -- The Richland County - Shelby Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will present “Moving off the Farm and Trying to Stay Amish” at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 via Zoom.
The project will begin in August with the groundbreaking and developing a pad for the construction of future junior high and high school building. Crews will also begin construction of the new outdoor concession stand on the southern end of the construction site.
The start of the new school year is only a few weeks away, and let's face it - everyone is feeling a little uneasy.
The eight-page document gives best practices, but individual school districts will determine their respective policies and procedures.
Shelby Supt. Tim Tarvin introduced the district's official restart plan at the July 27 meeting of the Shelby Board of Education. In short, the district is planning for both face-to-face instruction and remote, online learning for the 2020-21 school year.
SHELBY -- Stellar Robotics is a hands-on STEM education program for students K-12 who up until recently met and built their robots on the fourth floor of the James W. Kehoe Center in Shelby.
The guided conversations will take place online July 29 and August 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and be co-hosted by Richland Source. Registration is free.
MANSFIELD – With COVID-19 still a major concern, the Abraxas School of Ohio and FIRST School, the Private Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) programs partnered with Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, have put plans in place in case there is a need to educate students solely through remo…
Students will follow an online curriculum, but Madison will staff two full-time teachers to provide support to students and families.
ASHLAND -- After careful consideration of logistics, health and safety, Ashland University’s Spring and Winter Classes of 2020 will join with the Spring Class of 2021 for joint commencement exercises the weekend of May 8, 2021.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Racially-charged police brutality in the United States, and the ensuing protests, have catalyzed a global call to end structural racism. According to a press release issued by The Ohio State University health systems, academic medical centers have a unique opportunity to lea…
MANSFIELD – St. Peter's School's Restart Smart Plan, released to parents on Friday, provides a roadmap to a safe and responsible return to the classroom for the 2020-2021 school year, the school stated in a press release.
Rigorous sanitation, daily temperature checks, the option of an online academy and facial coverings will all become a regular part of public education in Ontario this fall.
MANSFIELD – The MOESC Board of Governors held its monthly meeting on July 15. There was a lengthy discussion surrounding the reopening of schools in the region.
Ontario students will be required to wear masks on the bus and in group settings, but not at their desks, according to a preliminary reopening plan discussed at Tuesday’s board of education meeting.
The free, five day camp is open to fifth through eighth grade students in any Richland county school district. Students will learn about STEM, workplace safety and business financing as well as local secondary and post-secondary education opportunities.
COLUMBUS – North Central State College President Dr. Dorey Diab has been elected Chair of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges Presidents Council, the group that represents all 23 of the community college presidents throughout Ohio.
ASHLAND -- AU President Carlos Campo has referred to the May 25 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis as “a watershed moment for our world and our campus,” and pledged that as a university “we will confront our biases and commit ourselves to ongoing education and action to bring about meaningful, lasting change.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This column was submitted to Richland Source by Ontario Schools superintendent Lisa Carmichael.
NEWARK — As our communities encounter change, making them more inclusive and helping all to feel welcome is of even more importance. Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark’s Community Intercultural Relations Committee will hold the 11th annual Community Intercultural Conference to teach techniques of inclusion and belonging to help each of us make true connections.
SYLVANIA -- The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund will host its 8th annual Raise the Cap Event virtually on Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. to help raise funds for scholarships.
MANSFIELD — According to the National Association of School Psychologists, there is a critical shortage in school psychology.
With traditional classroom settings being so large, for some students that can hinder their education. Not having that one on one attention could cause grades to suffer and their attention to dwindle.
At its June meeting, Lexington Board of Education voted unanimously to delay the first day of school from Aug. 25 to Sept. 8.
Mansfield City Schools is working to encourage current staff members to pursue administrative positions and hire local candidates who will stay in the area long-term.
Alli Lange, a 2020 graduate of Ashland University, has joined the faculty at Richland Academy of the Arts and is now offering private instruction in voice, beginner piano, beginner trumpet, and beginner French horn.
Ashland native Tacy Courtright will join the Tygers next year as the district's treasurer.
ASHLAND – Ashland University announced Monday its plans for an on-campus fall semester, including a list of precautions and modifications to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
COLUMBUS -- A bill originally introduced to expand student religious expression in schools was unanimously passed Wednesday by the Ohio Senate with numerous COVID-19-related amendments impacting schools next fall.
Mike Ream, director of education, shared the preliminary results of a parent and staff survey on COVID-19 precautions.
BLLVILLE -- This spring the Clear Fork Valley Foundation, as it has for the last 27 years, awarded scholarships to deserving Clear Fork High seniors and 10 outstanding middle school students.
Ashland University President Carlos Campo has issued a statement about the death of George Floyd and the protests that have since ensued in communities across the United States.