S.C. schools to remain closed through April
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S.C. schools to remain closed through April

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South Carolina’s schools will remain closed through April, Gov. Henry McMaster and S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly announced Tuesday.

“At this time, students, parents and families should plan for South Carolina’s schools to remain closed through the month of April. Our dedicated teachers and school administrators have done a tremendous job in making it possible for our students to learn at home. We understand that the prospect of schools remaining closed for an extended period of time places stress and strain on parents and children. Rest assured, if there is any way to safely open our schools earlier, we will do that, but schools must remain closed to protect the health and safety of South Carolinians,” they said in a joint statement.

On March 15, Governor McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-09, which closed public schools for students and non-essential employees through March 31. The governor will issue an additional executive order to extend the K-12 school closures through the month of April in the coming days.

As his previous executive order did, the governor’s executive order will apply to the state’s public colleges, universities and technical colleges, and encourage those institutions to maintain existing plans to provide instruction through virtual learning.

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