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.
“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.