TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant laid out a new virtual school option for students Thursday, as many wonder what a post-coronavirus school year could look like.
Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to provide guidance for reopening schools before July 1.
"We want to make sure the community knows that you have options moving forward in this fall school year.
TPS representatives say through this virtual classroom, students will receive a TPS Chromebook and a WiFi connections spot if they don't have access to these, as well as at-home learning packets and daily instruction from a certified teacher.
"Safety is the number one priority for Toledo Public Schools. We know that all families have different walks. Some are immune-challenged, some have parents and grandparents that they're concerned about and they don't want their student to physically attend,"
The virtual classes could begin as soon as the fall semester starts, and would be available to grades pre-K through 12. Enrollment for the virtual academy open July 1. Additionally, TPS staff is expected to announce the final school opening plans the week of July 6.
Leaders say the virtual classroom does not replace traditional learning, but does allow parents peace of mind if they're not ready for their kids to return.
TPS classes are scheduled to begin on Aug. 16.
TPS will have three plans in place:
A normal plan, which looks just like any other school year
An A/B plan where your children would only be in the building with their group certain days a week
And remote learning, which would offer a full curriculum online.
Follow the schools plans on their FB page. The link is below.