All Florida schools to continue distance learning for remainder of school year, governor says

ORLANDO, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Saturday that all Florida public and private K-12 schools will continue distance learning and school campuses will be closed through June 3, the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.

DeSantis said he came to this decision after much discussion with a variety of impacted groups, including parents.

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“Although COVID-19 has been a huge disruption for Florida students and educators, Florida teachers have done a fantastic job leading the nation in distance learning. Our number one goal is to ensure the safety and security of students and to provide a great education. At this point, opening school campuses would cause a massive shift for our students, teachers and families who have done a great job of adapting to distance education,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.

In March, the FDOE announced the cancellation of spring 2020 state assessments.

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Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.