Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said at his Tuesday press conference that they fully intend to open schools by fall.
DeWine said they have goals to have kids back in the classrooms.
He said the date for starting school is solely within the power of the local school board.
The governor stated that is not something they have any intention of impacting, barring some unforeseen situation.
The state’s role, said DeWine, is to provide broad guidelines in regard to health, which is a work in progress.
He said they want to be able to provide schools with a broad outline of what the health guidelines should be, while recognizing that the needs of over 600 school districts are different.