Florida K-12 Schools Now Closed Until Mid-April, State Testing Cancelled

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Maybe things are going to take longer in Florida after-all. According to the Orlando Business Journal, the Florida Department of Education has announced that schools will be closed, and all state testing is cancelled for the remainder of the school year, due to the Coronavirus. All k-12 school districts, as well as “career and technical colleges will not return to in-person classes” until at least April 15th.

The state Commissioner of Education, Richard Corcoran stated:

“The containment of Covid-19 is essential, and this is not a decision we made lightly. Districts have taken action and have instituted distance learning as a necessary precaution to protect students, educators, families and Florida’s overall public health.”

To make up for the extra missed time, their school calendars are being extended until June 30th. And some are initiating virtual learning measures, that you can learn more about HERE.

If the state is shutting down the schools, it’s likely that this could extend to other business and, in line with CDC guidelines, could keep the theme parks shuttered even longer.  We have been hearing from many that the theme park closings could last through April.

Right now only time will tell. But we do have confirmation that the schools will be shut down until at least mid-April.

We will keep you posted if anything changes.

Source: Orlando Business Journal

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