COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has publicly rebuked school officials in Akron and Cincinnati for backtracking on commitments they’d made to offer in-person learning by March 1.
He says that’s unacceptable after the districts were among those prioritized for coronavirus vaccines because of their reopening promises.READ MORE: Drivers Feeling The Pain At The Pumps As Gas Prices Continue To Rise Across Pittsburgh Area
The Republican governor was upset to learn that Akron students weren’t slated to return until mid-March, and that Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills High School was sticking with remote learning over concerns about keeping students socially distanced.READ MORE: Allegheny Co. Council To Vote On Paid Sick Leave Bill
DeWine says if they’re not getting kids back in classrooms, vaccinations should be redirected from educators to older populations at greater risk.MORE NEWS: 'Good Eat$ Downtown' Campaign Begins, Aimed At Bringing Business Back To Downtown Restaurants
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