Eleven Columbus City Schools Will Operate Remotely Friday
Eleven Columbus City Schools will operate remotely Friday as the district continues struggling with persistent staffing shortages.
The school affected Friday include:
- Columbus Africentric Early College 9-12
- Dominion Middle School
- Independence High School
- Livingston Elementary School
- Moler Elementary School
- North Linden Elementary School
- South 7-12
- Weinland Park Elementary School
- Westgate Alternative Elementary School
- West Mound Elementary School
- Yorktown Middle School
Teachers and staff at the schools are expected to report on-site for their normal work schedule.
All middle school athletic practices and games for the remote schools are canceled. All high school athletic practices and games will continue as planned.
The remainder of Columbus City Schools will be in person and operate on their normal schedules on Friday, unless previously notified.
Over the past two weeks, 44 buildings have had to temporarily revert to remote learning because of staff shortages. On January 7 the district canceled all classes because of transportation issues.
While the district stands by its school-by-school approach, the Columbus Teachers Association, which represents more than 4,000 district teachers and other employees, continues pushing for a two-week move to remote learning to help replenish supplies like masks, clean and make repairs to buildings, and hopefully let the peak of the omicron variant-fueled surge pass.