REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Reynoldsburg City Schools is implementing an altered bus schedule for the second week in a row as COVID-19 cases continue to plague the district.
For the week of Jan. 10 through Jan. 14, all high school and preschool students will be learning remotely. K-8 will still be in person, according to the district, and busses will be available for those students.
Superintendent Melvin Brown sent a letter to families Sunday, saying while the district continues discussions on how to handle the rest of the year, an altered bus route proved to be the best option in the interim.
"We are doing everything we can to ensure we can run as close to a normal schedule as possible, but we, like other districts, are impacted by the shortage of bus drivers, COVID-19 and other factors," Brown wrote.
Several other districts had to pivot in recent weeks because of COVID-19, causing faculty and bus drivers to call off. Last week, Columbus City Schools canceled classes because of a bus driver shortage, and Cincinnati Public Schools officials plan to meet Monday to consider other options, such as district-wide remote learning for the rest of the year. Youngstown City Schools are also going remote for the week.