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Gov. DeSantis: Florida K-12 students to continue distance learning through the end of the school year

Posted at 4:55 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 19:07:47-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — Governor DeSantis announced on Saturday that all K-12 schools in Florida will continue to use distance learning through the end of the school year.

DeSantis made the announcement during a news conference.

"We've got pretty good momentum for distance learning, it's not the ideal situation, but given where we are in the school year, we felt that was the best decision to go forward," said Gov.DeSantis.

Earlier this week, Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna sent a letter to DeSantis urging him to keep schools closed.

You can read that letter here.

On the Leon County Schools facebook page, the district released a statement saying in part, "Our teachers and schools hear your feedback and are working to adjust where they can."

Wakulla County Schools also taking to social media, saying on facebook, "Together we will overcome this unique and unprecedented time in our lives."

Helen Aguirre Ferré, the Governor's Communications Director also released the information via Twitter.