Governor Ned Lamont said in an interview today that it's likely schools will be closed through the remainder of the academic year. April 20 is the minimum closure, but it probably will be longer.
WTNH-TV obtained a letter sent from State Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona to school officials that the final closure decision has not yet been made. Based on federal guidance, and the CDC's suggestion that schools should expect longer-term cancellations, the governor is reducing reporting requirements and eliminate individual district applications for 180-day waivers.
In the letter, the commissioner said schools should now focus on continuing remote education possibilities for students.
Cardona says all efforts should be focused on providing students in Connecticut with continuing educational opportunities to the greatest extent possible. Districts should engage in providing continuity of educational opportunities for students.