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Barberton Schools Chief Says District Successfully Managing In-Person and Remote Learning

Barberton City Schools Superintendent Jeffrey Ramnytz shared the district's reopening experience with Gov. Mike DeWine during the coronavirus briefing.
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Barberton City Schools Superintendent Jeffrey Ramnytz shared the district's reopening experience with Gov. Mike DeWine during the coronavirus briefing.

The superintendent of Barberton City Schools says the district’s restart is going well. Jeffrey Ramnytz told Governor Mike DeWine today during the coronavirus briefing that nearly 70% of the district’s 3,800 students opted to return to school for in person learning.

The other 30% are being instructed remotely by Barberton teachers. Ramnytz says that’s going well, even at the elementary level.

“Our young ones are doing a great job. We’re checking in frequently. Sometimes if we have to go knock on a door and see what’s going on there, making sure that they’re logging in, we’re doing those things as well.”

Ramnytz says they’re also looking into the possibility of offering tutoring remotely in the evening for students.

Barberton provides a Chromebook to every student.  

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A Northeast Ohio native, Sarah Taylor graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she worked at her first NPR station, WMUB. She began her professional career at WCKY-AM in Cincinnati and spent two decades in television news, the bulk of them at WKBN in Youngstown (as Sarah Eisler). For the past three years, Sarah has taught a variety of courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State, where she is also pursuing a Master’s degree. Sarah and her husband Scott, have two children. They live in Tallmadge.