Governor Kemp closes schools until April 24th

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Landen Baynard, Editor-In-Chief

Thursday afternoon, Governor Brian Kemp ordered that all public schools will be closed until April 24th.

“I am deeply grateful to State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the Georgia Department of Education, superintendents, and parents for keeping us informed and helping us make the right decision for our students,” said Governor Kemp. “Throughout this process, we will continue to seek the advice of public health officials, school leaders, and families to ensure the health and safety of the educational community. As we approach April 24, 2020, we ask for continued patience and flexibility since circumstances may change, but we encourage families to stay strong and follow the guidance of federal, state, and local leaders in the weeks ahead.”

State Senator Jen Jordan said Kemp will make a decision on the remainder of the school year in the next few weeks.