Lamont Closes Schools For Rest Of Academic Year

Aaron Kupec
May 05, 2020 - 9:51 am

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Governor Ned Lamont, Tuesday, announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, he is ordering in-person classes at all K-12 public schools in Connecticut to remain canceled for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year and continue providing distance learning during this period.

Schools will also be required to continue providing meals to children under the school lunch and breakfast programs for consumption at home, as they have been throughout this emergency, according to the Governor's Office.

The governor is consulting with state and local education officials regarding whether summer school programming should commence as scheduled. He anticipates having guidance on that matter toward the end of this month, according to a press release.

Lamont is expected to have more to say on the topic during a briefing set for 4 p.m. WTIC News/Talk 1080 will air it live.