BREAKING: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces K-12 Schools to Remain Closed Through April 15
By Space Coast Daily // March 17, 2020
Florida Department of Education will not be assigning school grades for the 2019-2020 school year
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that K-12 school closures will last until April 15 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response, Brevard Public Schools will be implementing its instructional continuity plan for students beginning Monday, March 30. Specific details will come soon.
In addition, the DeSantis has canceled all K-12 required state testing and the Florida Department of Education will not be assigning school grades for the 2019-2020 school year.
The district is working hard to solidify plans to follow this statewide order and will continue to provide updates and further information as soon as we can.
In a statement to the media, officials said:
As many of you already know, Gov. DeSantis just extended the K-12 school closures in Florida until at least April 15th.
At his press conference this afternoon, he also announced the cancellation of FSA/EOC testing for this school year.
While we know that this news presents challenges for many of you, we also know that we’re all committed to doing whatever we can to “flatten the curve” and keep our most vulnerable citizens as safe as possible.
Prior to Spring Break, our teachers and administrators were hard at work developing paper-based and digital lesson plans just in case an extended closure was directed by the Governor and DOE.
Early next week we will begin finalizing those plans and developing a timeline for deployment of lessons throughout our community.
News like this is definitely disconcerting because school represents a firm foundation and structure in our society.
We are confident, however, that working together we will continue to teach and learn and grow during this closure.
We know that our students will miss their friends and their teachers and our staff will definitely miss collaborating in person and working face-to-face with our students but we will rise to meet this new challenge just as we met those posed by the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
We cannot imagine how frustrating this is for our seniors…many plans and events will now have to be put on hold or rescheduled for the future. Class of 2020, please know that we will do all we can for you during this challenging time.
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