Governor Edwards To Likely Keep Schools Closed For School Year

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Governor John Bel Edwards is likely to keep the state's K-12 public schools shuttered for the rest of the school year.

Governor Edwards made the announcement yesterday after receving calls from state education leaders not to reopen them because of public health risks.

According to reports, Louisiana's top education board, school superintendents and school boards have sent requests to the Democratic governor, asking him to extend the closures through the end of the school year, which runs until the final weeks of May.

Edwards' current school closure order remains in place through the end of April.

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