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MCCTC and Valley STEM Academy announce fall restart plan

“We have spent a great deal of time planning for this and feel very confident we are making the right decision,” Superintendent John Zehentbauer said.
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Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s new Fire Training Center is seen during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 10. MCCTC and Valley STEM Academy will reopen Aug. 24. (Contributed photo)

CANFIELD — Students at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center and Valley STEM Academy will be going back to school Aug. 24, using the blended/hybrid model. 

The model allows for 50 percent of the students to be in the building at one time, providing them with better social distancing throughout the building. The schools will continue the blended/hybrid model for the first nine weeks, then reevaluate, according to a news release. 

The administration has been collecting data from its stakeholders since May to help with the plan. Officials have surveyed the school board, students, parents, staff and other focus groups to determine which model best suits their needs. The results can be found on the school’s website

“We have spent a great deal of time planning for this and feel very confident we are making the right decision,” Superintendent John Zehentbauer said in the release. “We are a unique facility that focuses on hands-on learning and preparing our students for today's workforce. Our students need to be in the building.”




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