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Florida Schools To Remain Closed Through May 1

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The threat of COVID-19 is leading Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to recommend the state’s K-12 public schools remain closed through May 1.";

Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is recommending the state’s K-12 public schools remain closed through May 1.

On March 17, the state’s district and charter schools implemented distance learning for all students through April 15 because of the threat of COVID-19.

Guidance from the Florida Department of Health and the CDC led to Monday's decision. In addition, President Trump announced Sunday the extension of social distancing guidelines through the end of April.

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The decision is up the state’s 67 county school boards, not Corcoran. Most have indicated they'll follow the recommendation.

Distance learning, which began for many districts Monday, will continue during that time. Extracurricular activities will also be cancelled through May 1.

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