NEW DETAILS: Centerville, Kettering schools pick dates to restart in-person classes

The first day for K-12 students returning to Centerville City Schools will be Aug. 24, according to the school district. FILE

Centerville and Kettering school districts have picked starting dates for the coming school year.

Kettering City Schools’ board of education Tuesday night approved in-person returns of Aug. 17 for grades 1-10, Aug. 18 for grades 11-12 and Aug. 24 for K/pre-K students, according to the district.

The first day for K-12 students returning to Centerville City Schools buildings will be Aug. 24, according to that school district.

Those dates follow Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County last week releasing more than two dozen recommendations as local districts seek to resume in-person classroom instruction after being shut down by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in March due to the coronavirus.

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Centerville plans to offer a “blended” model of in-person and online instruction, said Sarah Swan, community relations specialist for the district.

“Families who are uncomfortable returning to school will be able to choose an online learning option,” Swan said in an email. “We are working on additional details and will be sending more information out to our staff members and families this week.”

Kettering’s reopening plan is set to be released later this week, said district spokeswoman Kari Basson.

Dayton Public Schools and Oakwood City Schools have announced an Aug. 17 start date. Huber Heights City Schools teachers return Aug. 18 with students returning to classes Aug. 27, according to the district’s website.

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