Schools Reopen Under State Guidelines
On July 2, 2020 Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced guidelines for schools to follow when deciding how to open in August after a five month hiatus from classroom learning. As expected, a number of guidelines relate to reduced contact and social distancing among students and staff so it's no surprise that the Ohio Department of Health "recommends that schools should, as much as possible, prohibit visitors from entering school buildings." Some schools have already told Good News Clubs that they cannot be there at least in the beginning of the year while other schools announced limitations on their websites. Some have done neither but it can be concluded that they are not likely to allow us in their buildings.
Schools are offering different learning options to families which will affect how we proceed with holding clubs. Here are the most recent updates for the school districts where we have Good News Clubs.