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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has recommended that schools in the state remain closed through the end of the school year.
Lee announced the recommendation during a Wednesday afternoon press conference about the COVID-19 pandemic.
School districts will have the flexibility to carry out critical year-end activities and to start preparing for next year, the governor said.
Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn said she appreciated the governor’s recommendation to keep schools closed through the end of the school year in order to protect the health and safety of all Tennesseans.
Schwinn said schools will open next year, and students will enter new grades.[Read more…]