Alabama Governor: Alabama Public Schools to Finish Academic Year Online Featured

26 Mar 2020

Governor Kay Ivey has just announced that all K-12 public schools in Alabama will remain closed for the rest of the academic school year, with students continuing online education.

 “I cannot stress enough, we must be serious about eliminating the spread of this virus,” Ivey said. “Folks, this is for real.”

“We are working to make sure there is a plan in place for every school, every child, to continue their learning,” State School Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey said, adding this also includes graduating seniors.

Governor Ivey's special state of emergency order says schools should begin implementing plans to finish the 2019-2020 school year under the direction of Dr. Mackey.

"Local school districts shall make staffing decisions and determinations related to access to school buildings in accordance with all applicable public health orders and the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alabama Department of Public Health."

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