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Arizona Schools Closed Until At Least April 10

Published: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 3:22pm
Updated: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 11:59am

Arizona’s K-12 schools will remain closed through at least April 10.

Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced they were extending the statewide school closure by two weeks, past their previous order to keep closed until March 27.

"We want you to know that our goal is to get kids safely back in the classroom, as soon as possible, while providing parents and educators certainty so they can plan and make decisions," Ducey said in a video posted on Twitter on Friday afternoon. "We’ll continue to work together to determine what’s best for Arizona kids and schools in the face of COVID-19."

Ducey also vowed to sign a bill that will ensure teachers and school staff continue to be paid even while students are at home.

Hoffman said the Arizona Department of Education will soon offer schools guidance on how to handle graduation.

Hoffman also announced that statewide testing requirements will be waived for the remaining school year.

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