school closures

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today the the state's senior centers and daycare facilties will close at the end of the day on Monday.  

Ohio will be closing all schools for three weeks and the end of the day Monday, due to concerns over exposure to the coronavirus.

Two months after shelving a task force's recommendations on closing and repurposing district buildings, the Columbus Board of Education is asking for more information on what to do with some overcrowded and aging buildings. 

In a surprise move Tuesday, the Columbus City Schools' Board of Education approved indefinitely shelving the bulk of the recommendations on school closings and consolidations put forth by its task force. 

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After six months of deliberations and seven public forums, the Columbus City Schools' task force on facilties voted on a final slate of recomendations on school closures and reconfiguration. 

Task force recommendations to overhaul Columbus City Schools by consolidating some schools, closing some, and selling off excess property are continuing to evolve, ahead of a vote by the school board next month.

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Over 200 parents, teachers and community members turned out at Marion Franklin High School last night, to take part in a public forum on the Columbus City Schools' reorganization proposals.

Five months after the Columbus City Schools Facilities Task Force began to look at the future footprint of the district, the school board last night heard six preliminary suggestions on streamlining, realigning, and closing buildings

CCS To Dismiss Early Tuesday Because Of Heat

Sep 3, 2018

The Columbus City Schools have announced they will close early Tuesday, due to high heat and humidity.

The Columbus City School Board is scheduled to vote on a raft of school closures at tomorrow's board meeting, but it looks like Independence High School and Siebert Elementary School may get a reprieve.

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More than 200 people turned out last night to let the Columbus City School board and administration  know how they feel about proposed school closures.