Central Ohio District Changes Bus Routes Due to COVID Spike

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Schools in the city of Reynoldsburg are implementing a modified bus schedule for the second week in a row as COVID-19 cases continue to plague the district.

For the week of January 10 to 14, all high school and preschool students will learn remotely. K-8 will always be in person, depending on the district, and buses will be available for these students.

Superintendent Melvin Brown sent a letter to families on Sunday, saying that as the district continued discussions on how to handle the rest of the year, a modified bus route has proven to be the best option in the meantime .

“We are doing everything we can to make sure we can operate as close to a normal schedule as possible, but we, like other districts, are affected by the shortage of bus drivers, COVID-19 and other factors Brown wrote.

Several other districts have had to pivot in recent weeks due to COVID-19, forcing teachers and bus drivers to cancel. Columbus city schools last week canceled classes due to a shortage of bus drivers, and Cincinnati public school officials plan to meet on Monday to consider other options, such as the district-wide distance learning for the remainder of the year. Schools in the city of Youngstown also go distance for the week.

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