Gov: Schools may remain closed

Virus may necessitate remote learning through the end of the school year

Gov. Chris Sununu said in an interview on NHPR this morning that schools may remain closed throughout the end of the school year.

Distance learning is likely to continue this school year, according to New Hampshire officials.

Sununu touched on a number of different topics in the interview (listen to it here,) but said that it’s unlikely students will return to school this year.

The Governor first issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency one month ago. Since then he has ordered others, including one that ordered the closure of all public schools.

In today’s NHPR interview, he said that while officials are investigating a number of different options, the consensus is that school districts throughout the state are likely to remain closed.

Sununu:  Sure. So when it comes to school, let’s just focus a little bit on June 1st. Right? Are we going to go back? I’ll make a decision later this week. It doesn’t look likely, to be honest. We’re looking at a couple of different models and whether they would work, whether it’s something that we could allow districts to decide. But my guess is that, you know, most districts are committed to probably not going back in.

As he said in the interview, the Governor will make a decision on whether or not to reopen schools this year sometime this week.


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