Centerville City Schools data shows that about 30% of the positive coronavirus recorded this school year have come in January.
There had been 890 positive COVID cases as of Jan. 8 in Centerville schools for 2021-22 school year, 258 of which were recorded last week, according to the district website.
Kettering City Schools have seen similar recent numbers and also continued in-person learning while “monitoring student and staff attendance daily,” the district said earlier this week.
More schools closing
** Troy City Schools are closing Friday due to a high number of staff and student absences, the district announced on Thursday. Friday will be a day off for students and staff, not a remote learning day, Troy school officials said.
The district plans to return to in-person classes on Tuesday after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
** Valley View schools conducted remote learning on Thursday and planned to close Friday. Sports and other activities may have also been rescheduled, depending on the activity. A message to parents said staff absences had been more than double the normal level, and there were a significant number of COVID-related absences in the lower grades.
** Since last week, classes have been moved online or canceled in all or parts of the following school districts: Dayton, Huber Heights, Springboro, Lebanon, Troy, Fairborn, Mad River, West Carrollton, Bellbrook, Tipp City, Valley View, Northridge and Greenon.