Tonight's Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education meeting postponed to Jan. 13

Superintendent says meeting date changed due to today's events in Washington D.C.

Phil Keren
Kent Weeklies
Cuyahoga Falls City Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols said the decision on students' return to school rests with him. It was anticipated that a discussion would happen at tonight's board of education meeting (Jan. 6), but the meeting has now been postponed to Jan. 13.

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Tonight's Board of Education meeting has been postponed to Jan. 13, per a notice issued by the board office at 4:07 p.m.

Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols confirmed that the meeting was postponed due to today's events in Washington D.C. where protesters supporting President Donald Trump breached the U.S. Capitol building and forced a lockdown.

It had been anticipated that there may be an update on the return to school plan during the board meeting.

All students in the Cuyahoga Falls City School District are continuing to take classes in a fully virtual format in both the current week and next week. 

Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols said the final decision on what happens the week of Jan. 18 rests with him. He noted he had expected to discuss this afternoon (Wednesday) with Summit County Public Health representatives and other area school superintendents "to help guide the decision." 

Nichols earlier on Wednesday said he was most likely going to discuss the return to school issue during his comments at the board meeting. 

The board of education's organizational meeting will now happen at 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 13, followed by the regular meeting at 6. 

The meeting can be viewed on the district's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOdRoKw85aExhFpydGllWdA

Reporter Phil Keren can be reached at pkeren@thebeaconjournal.com, or on Twitter at @keren_phil.