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Arizona school closure extended through end of year

Online learning to continue
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman
Posted at 8:10 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 15:42:12-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Gov. Doug Ducey announced Monday that schools will remain closed through the end of the school year, but online learning programs will continue.

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On March 27, Ducey signed legislation to support several education measures, including supporting schools during closures, require learning opportunities for students to continue, and ensure teachers and staff see no disruption in pay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The new legislation also waives requirements for schools to make up for lost school days over the summer.

Until Monday's announcement, schools in Arizona were ordered closed until April 10.

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