Slowly, at a snails pace in some cases, officials in school systems in our state’s major cities have been announcing plans to return to at least part-time in-person classroom learning over the next month. Thousands of teachers across the state are receiving their first Coronavirus vaccine shots this week and Governor Mike DeWine is pushing hard to have all school systems in the state o return to classroom learning, in some fashion, by March 1st. This is probably a very good time to say again how grateful I think we all should be for the school executives, teachers and administrators in our area who’ve done their very best to allow classes to be held in school buildings on as many days as possible since the start of the school year. Ask any of them and they will tell you it hasn’t been easy at all to navigate the myriad of requirements and rules that they’ve had to deal with to allow students to return to their classrooms, but they understand, as I think most of us do, that there is no substitute for the education and socialization advantages students receive from learning with each other in school buildings. There have been some interruptions because of positive Covid19 tests for some students and staff members but by and large kids who attend classes in our area have been able to learn in an environment which is at least a little like normal. We should all be grateful for the people who have allowed that to happen. That’s the way I see it.