Cooper Keeps Schools Closed for Remainder of School Year

RALEIGH – Governor Roy Cooper announced Friday that all K-12 schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to concerns over the spread about the Wuhan coronavirus.

From WRAL:

“Public schools across North Carolina won’t reopen this school year because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, state officials said Friday.

Gov. Roy Cooper ordered schools closed on March 14 as the viral outbreak began to explode. They were to remain closed through May 15, but Cooper said conditions haven’t stabilized enough to allow in-person classes to resume.

Students have been taking classes online or at home with delivered instructional materials in recent weeks.

Cooper said decisions about when and how to open schools in the fall will depend on data about public health trends at the time.”

Not only are schools out for the remainder of this school year, the governor implied the opening of the next school year, NEXT FALL, is uncertain as well.

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