Columbus City Schools

20 Columbus City Schools are starting the school year with remote learning Thursday, because of the extreme heat and humidity.

Columbus City Schools will hold in-person high school graduation ceremonies June 2nd through the 5th. 

The Columbus City Schools' teachers union is calling on board member James Ragland to step down following what it calls an "inappropriate and misogynistic" social media post.  

Columbus City Schools will begin returning more students to schools March 15.  

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At Tuesday's coronavirus press conference Ohio Governor Mike DeWine called out several school districts including Columbus City Schools, that aren't on track to have all students back in school at least part time by March 1rst.  At Tuesday evening's school board meeting officials say there's solid and systemic reasons why that won't happen.  Alison Holm has more.   

Some schools in Ohio say they won’t reopen for in-person learning by March 1st, despite superintendents having made a commitment to do so, in exchange for priority COVID-19 vaccinations.

Barely a week after Columbus City Schools began to welcome some students back to the classrooms, three elementary schools returned to online instruction.  

Columbus City Schools will begin the return to hybrid learning as scheduled on February 1, starting with vocational tech and the district's youngest students.

Columbus City Schools have extended the suspension of all in-person athletic and extracurricular activities through at least January 23.

The Columbus City Schools will operate under a remote learning model through the end of January.

Columbus City Schools are returning to online-only learning Monday, as Franklin County goes under a stay-at-home advisory until December 18th. 

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The Columbus Board of Education this week unanimously approved pay raises for substitute teachers, amid a widespread shortage.  

Thursday morning the City of Columbus will announce  the opening of Learning Extension Centers around the city, where students can get reliable internet, meals and some of the wraparound services they would normally get in school. 

Columbus City Schools have pushed back students return to the classrooms by at least two weeks, according to a communique released this morning.

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As the coronavirus positivity rate in Columbus continues to improve, Columbus City Schools are getting ready to reopen buildings for at least some of their students.  

The Columbus City Schools are having trouble finding enough security guards to work high school football games. 

Children's Hospital in Columbus will use a 2.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to set up an addtional school-based health clinic for Columbus City School students and expand a reproductive health education pilot program launched last year.  

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Columbus officials today announced an upcoming expansion of fall programs offered by the Recreation and Parks Department.

Columbus City Schools

The Columbus City Schools' chief academic officer has resigned, after district officials learned from a Pennsylvania radio report that she simultaneously held a similar position for the Philadelphia school district.  

Columbus City Schools

Columbus City Schools have placed chief academic officer Tracy Ocasio on paid administrative leave pending a review after officials learned from a Pennsylvania radio report that she had been working for the School District of Philadelphia. 

Columbus City Schools today announced the suspension of all in-person interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The district says the suspension takes effect Friday, August 14. 

Dan Skinner talks with Tyler Buchanan about the frustrations and anxieties that teachers in Ohio are working through as we approach the opening - in different forms - of Ohio's schools. 


Read Tyler's reporting on the subject here.

Read all of Tyler's reporting in the Ohio Capital Journal here

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon says all classes k-12 will be online only for the first quarter of the school year.

Columbus Board of Education member James Ragland is drawing criticism from the teachers union for appearing on a panel with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in suburban Columbus Thursday.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther today announced the city will use federal CARES Act funding to ensure that every Columbus City Schools student has a Chromebook for virtual learning.

Nearly 27 hundred Columbus City Schools teachers have signed a letter expressing concern about the district reopening for in-person classes this fall.

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon says the district is considering changing its reopening plans due to COVID-19.  

The Columbus Division of Police is not renewing its high school resource officer program with Columbus City Schools.  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is scheduled to release state guidelines on education on Thursday, but districts around the state have been exploring options for the next school year for weeks if not months.

State officials say some Ohio school children are eligible to receive 300 dollars in reimbursements for free and reduced lunches.