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Florida school closures amid COVID-19 pandemic

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.UPDATE FROM MARCH 17

In a major update, students at Florida K-12 schools are not scheduled to return to campus until at least April 15, according to Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. Students will begin online learning when they return from their respective spring breaks.

Gov. Ron DeSantis also announced that all state testing for K-12 students has been cancelled.

LINK: DeSantis: All K-12 state testing canceled, students won’t return to campus until April 15

Before the governor’s decision, almost every school district in Florida announced it would extend spring break by an extra week. Some, like Duval County, made the decision on their own. Others were “strongly encouraged” Friday afternoon by Florida Department of Education Secretary Richard Corcoran.