Maumee Schools one of few districts in area to remain open

Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 6:13 PM EST
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MAUMEE, Ohio (WTVG) - In the face of climbing COVID-19 rates throughout the community, the Maumee City Schools superintendent says he knows the benefit of in-person learning and will continue to keep the classrooms open.

Maumee will not shift back to full remote learning and some parents are not complaining. Superintendent Dr. Todd Cramer says his district’s safety protocols are working. Maumee students are back in person five days a week.

“We know the benefits if we can have our students attend school. So we feel strongly as long as our data doesn’t force us to close. We need to do everything we can to have our students in person with us each day,” said Cramer.

The superintendent says there are roughly 200 students learning from home. Dr. Cramer says parents were offered a choice at the beginning of the school year.

“Actually at the change of the quarter, we offered our parents the chance to make a change either if they wanted to switch from in-person to virtual or a virtual to in-person. We actually had over 100 students that had made the choice to switch from virtual education to come in-person,” said Dr. Cramer.

Students are required to wear masks and social distance. Many parents support the school district’s decision to continue in-person education as long as safety protocols are enforced.

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