All schools in Florida to remain closed until April 15th

Posted at 5:59 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 18:56:41-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.  — The Collier County School District announced in a press conference that all schools are going to be closed until April 15th.

This comes after a press conference held by Governor Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis said testing will be suspended also for the remainder of the year.

Distance learning will be used until that time.

Most districts will start distance learning March 30th, after returning from break.

The state will re-evaluate things on or before April 15th.

Parents can choose to hold some of their students back.

To support students with identified IEP-related services who may have a disruption in services, school districts are given flexibility for the remainder of the school year to provide alternative services or delay services until later in the summer months, in coordination with a student’s parents and IEP team.

Requirements for graduation and promotion, and final course grades will be evaluated as though those assessments which were canceled did not exist.

K-12 school grades will not be calculated for 2019-2020 and schools in turnaround may continue their current status for 2020-2021 to avoid disruption to school leadership and operations.

Eligibility for Florida Bright Futures scholarships shall be based on available data and results. Tests that were not available to be taken shall not be counted.

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