RALEIGH – North Carolina public schools will continue remote learning through the end of the 2019-20 school year, Gov. Roy Cooper announced April 24.
State public health officials are developing safety guidelines for schools to follow when classes are able to convene in person, as well as guidance for summer camps and other groups that use school facilities.
“School buildings will stay closed to students for this school year, but school isn’t over,” Cooper said. “The decision to finish the year by remote learning was not made lightly, but it is the right thing to do to protect our students, teachers and communities.”
Schools have been closed since March 16 to avoid spread of COVID-19.
.@NC_Governor announced that all NC schools will remain closed through the end of the school year. Instruction will continue through remote learning until the last day of school. June 9 is the last day for schools on the traditional calendar. https://t.co/R2e1BXAPeM @AGHoulihan pic.twitter.com/1q1gHHPW3q
— Union County Public Schools (@UCPS_MonroeNC) April 24, 2020
Finishing this year remotely, left many feeling sad and unsettled. This is only the climax of our emotional story; the happy conclusion is yet to come. We'll be back together before you know it! #KESKnights #KESFamilies #KESTogether #TeamUCPS 😥🥰⚔️ @AGHoulihan @UCPS_MonroeNC pic.twitter.com/lhEDqfl6gv
— Kensington Elementary School (@KensingtonES_NC) April 24, 2020
— Marvin Elementary NC (@MarvinES_NC) April 24, 2020