MANSFIELD — The Mansfield City School Board passed a contingency plan Tuesday night allowing students to earn credit while learning from a distance during the remainder of the school year.

The board, which met online in a meeting shown on the district Facebook page, met after the scheduled April 21 meeting was postponed by technical difficulties.

The unanimously approved contingency plan permits students to make up and complete hours of instruction during COVID-19 as stated in Ohio House Bill 197.

Stephen Rizzo, director of curriculum, said fourth-quarter grades will be pass or fail, but students need to continue collecting credits towards graduation.

“Students must pass five classes this semester to be eligible for athletics and extra curricular activities,” Rizzo said. 

The contingency plan, in agreement with

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