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AZ K-12 Schools Ordered To Stay Closed Longer

Arizona’s students will be staying home for two weeks longer as the state works to lessen the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman and Governor Doug Ducey announced the extension in a release today, keeping students out of the classroom through April 10.

The two officials say schools should make every effort to provide learning opportunities online or through materials that can be sent home.

It also asks schools to consider expanding child care programs to accomodate healthcare professionals and first responders.

The release says further information about school meals, childcare, special education considerations and resources for families is available at the Arizona Department of Education’s website.

Local information on such matters are also being provided by area school districts.