Vermilion Ohio News #Schools

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided the following update on the status of the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lt. Governor Husted announced that schools can begin applying for the new BroadbandOhio Connectivity Grant on Monday, August 10. A total of $50 million will be allocated through the grant program to help provide hotspots.

Vermilion Local School District, following the guidance and recommendations issued by the Erie County Health Department, is announcing that Vermilion Local Schools will offer online instruction only for all students beginning Tuesday, September 8, through the end of the first nine weeks. Following the OHSAA guidelines and recommendations, sports will continue.

The Vermilion Local School District Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill the unexpired term of a Board member who has resigned. Given the compressed timeframe for filling this vacant position, the Board is seeking applicants who must submit a notice of their interest, in writing to the Superintendent, on or before 5 pm on July 22.

Governor DeWine has announced new guidance for resuming school in the fall. "We know that each school system, and perhaps each school building, will likely look different in the fall. We also know that Ohio has a long history of local control and that school administrators and teachers know their schools best," said Governor DeWine.

A Second Harvest Food Bank food distribution for the Vermilion Community, in cooperation with Grace's Kitchen, takes place on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at Vermilion Elementary School in Vermilion, Ohio. Vermilion Elementary School is located at 1285 Douglas Street.

Governor DeWine announced that, as of right now, Ohio intends to reopen schools in the fall, but individual starting dates will be up to each local school board. In the near future, broad reopening guidelines will be issued for schools in regard to protecting the health of students and staff when the school year resumes.

First Lady Fran DeWine joined Mr. Red of the Cleveland Indians and Slider from the Cincinnati Reds in a special video message for Ohioans related to the Pandemic EBT Program. Ohio was approved for the federal P-EBT Program on May 12 in response to Ohio children who missed out on their free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch at school.

A Vermilion Drive-Thru Food Distribution will take place on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at Vermilion Elementary School at 1285 Douglas Street in Vermilion, Ohio. In partnership with Vermilion Local School District, Second Harvest will be distributing free boxes.

In these difficult times, over 100 Vermilion High School Seniors have not been able to purchase their senior yearbook. Help Vermilion Local School District Seniors keep hold of these memories by donating this unique and history-making yearbook to a Senior who needs one.

Governor DeWine has announced that K-12 schools in Ohio will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year. At this time, no decisions have been made regarding whether or not schools will reopen in the fall.

Vermilion Elementary School announces it will be hosting Family Trivia Night on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 live on Facebook from its page. This night is a collaborative effort with all of the Vermilion Local Schools to bring something fun for Vermilion families.

Do you need help? Vermilion Local School District reports that community liaison Sarah Sargent has put together a useful Community Resource Guide with information about organizations that can provide help to Vermilion residents.