Huber Heights schools to remain online until January

Huber Heights, Mad River and Trotwood-Madison schools are among those holding the first day of classes today.
Huber Heights, Mad River and Trotwood-Madison schools are among those holding the first day of classes today.

Huber Heights students will continue to do online learning until Jan. 18, the district announced on its Facebook page today.

The district said more details would be sent out later to parents when they are available.

Students have already been distance learning since Nov. 9. The superintendent of Huber Heights schools, Mario Basora, told the Dayton Daily News at the time that the school had decided to go virtual when case numbers of COVID-19 among staff began to rise.

“Unfortunately, we were notified yesterday of additional cases of COVID-19 in staff across the district,” Basora wrote.

“These additional cases not only reduce the feasibility of in-person learning, but also make operating our traditional bus routes impossible. Despite our best efforts, we are currently unable to overcome the challenge of finding qualified substitutes as quickly as we need them. Furthermore, the logistical set-up of our district is not conducive to our students being self-transported.”

Montgomery County has recorded 20,065 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data released Tuesday from the Ohio Department of Public Health.

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