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.

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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.

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DeWine says if they’re not getting kids back in classrooms, vaccinations should be redirected from educators to older populations at greater risk.

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