Missouri schools ordered to close for remainder of academic year

Published: Apr. 9, 2020 at 3:05 PM CDT
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Missouri schools have been ordered to close for the remainder of the academic year, according to Gov. Mike Parson.

The order applies for public and charter schools. Parson says there are exceptions only for schools offering nutrition and child care services outlined in the state's recent health order.

Schools will continue remote learning for their students until the end date previously set on their academic calendars.

Parson says the recommendation was made by several state education leaders and school superintendents across the state, including some from urban and rural districts.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will issue additional guidance to Missouri school leaders in the near future. For more information and guidance,


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Posted by KY3 on Thursday, April 9, 2020