Coronavirus: Central Florida districts respond to governor’s decision to keep schools closed

All K-12 schools to continue distance learning for remainder of academic year

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis has decided to keep all Florida schools closed through the remainder of the academic year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The governor made the announcement that all K-12 schools will continue distance learning for the rest of the year during a news conference on Saturday.

[Coronavirus: Florida schools to remain closed through rest of academic year, governor says]

Here’s how Central Florida’s school districts are responding to the governor’s decision:

Orange County

Osceola County

Seminole County

“We are in support of the Governor’s decision to keep schools closed for the remainder of the school year and continue with our distance learning model to close out the 2019-2020 school year. We believe this is in the best interest of our students, families, and staff as their health/safety throughout the duration of this pandemic is our utmost concern." -- Seminole County Public Schools.

Brevard County

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Governor DeSantis has announced that Florida schools will remain closed. Distance learning will...

Posted by Brevard Public Schools (official) on Saturday, April 18, 2020

Flagler County

“Flagler Schools was prepared to open on May 3rd but we are equally prepared to continue our Virtual Learning plan through the conclusion of this school year.” -- Flagler County School District.

Lake County

Marion County

We will continue our distance-learning until further notice." -- Marion County Public Schools.

News 6 has reached out to every Central Florida school district for comment. This story will be updated with additional responses from school officials as they become available.

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