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Vermont Schools Going Online To Finish Up The School Year

March 27, 2020

The in-person school year is over in Vermont public schools. 

The state’s governor, Phil Scott, a Republican, announced Thursday, March 26 that because of the coronavirus pandemic, students will learn remotely for the rest of the school year. Previously, the state aimed to reopen its schools on Tuesday, April 7, as the Burlington Free Press reports.

Now, each school district must come up with a plan as to how it will offer distance learning education by April 13.

“The education of our students and the bonding and learning experiences they have at schools are tremendously important, so I fully appreciate the impact and difficulty of this decision,” Scott said in a statement, according to the Burlington Free Press.

The Agency of Education in Vermont will have three priorities as schools finish out the school year, according to the Burlington Free Press:  “equitable access to learning opportunities, education for students with disabilities, continuation of school meals and school attendance.”

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