PEPPER PIKE, Ohio — Parents and students in the Orange City School District had their voices heard at the Orange Board of Education meeting Monday (Aug. 10), and the message was clear and almost unanimous: “Please allow fall sports and extracurricular activities to go forward.”
About 20 parents and five students expressed their disappointment with the district’s decision to follow the recommendation of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health July 30 to discontinue athletics and other extracurriculars during the remote learning period this fall, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Most of them seemed to accept that the district plans to be fully remote for the first semester — through Dec. 18 — as Superintendent Lynn Campbell had announced in a July 31 email to families, also based on the Board of Health recommendation.
The school board allowed more than an hour for public comment during Monday’s meeting, which was held virtually and live-streamed on YouTube.
Two Orange High School…