Delaware schools closed until at least May 15th

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Delaware schools closed until at least May 15th

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DELAWARE – Governor John Carney announced on Monday that all Delaware schools will stay closed until at least May 15th in order to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The Governor says, “the school calendar will likely be adjusted to go beyond when it was scheduled to end”. However Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting plans to recommend forgiveness to the State Board of Education so that no district or charter goes beyond the end of June. The state has also submitted a waiver to the U.S. Department of Education requesting Delaware be exempt from assessment and accountability requirements for the 2019-20 school year.

“Districts and charters will work with their staffs to create remote instruction plans so students can continue to learn during this crisis,” says Governor Carney is a letter to families, educators, and school leaders.

Click here for a list of school meal sites.

Click here the Delaware Department of Education’s list of remote learning activities and other resources.

Delawareans with general questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899, or 711 for individuals who are hearing-impaired, from 8:30 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. Questions can also be submitted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.

 

Courtesy: WMDT-TV