KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Public Schools, Kettering City Schools, and Oakwood City Schools will dismiss students early on Tuesday in order to not interfere with a planned procession ahead of Detective Del Rio’s funeral services.
“We join the entire Miami Valley in extending our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, fellow officers, and colleagues of Detective Jorge Del Rio,” district officials stated in a Facebook post Friday.
The procession is expected to begin around 2:30 and closures will be in place on portions of Wilmington Pike, Dorothy Lane, and Far Hills Avenue.
Ahead of the procession, Kettering elementary students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm, high school students will be dismissed at 1:05 pm, and middle schools will be dismissed at 1:40 pm. There will be no afternoon preschool on Nov. 12, the district announced.
This early dismissal in Kettering will replace a previously scheduled early dismissal for Wednesday, November 13. School will dismiss at the regular time on this day.
All schools in the Dayton Public Schools district will dismiss two hours early Tuesday. Bus routes will begin during early dismissal and students who take yellow DPS buses and RTA buses will still have transportation home.
Oakwood City Schools also announced Monday that it will be dismissing students one hour early on Tuesday due to the procession.
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