During his address, Gov. Justice announced that he has instructed State
Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch to extend the ongoing closure of
all schools statewide for at least three-and-a-half more weeks.
The Governor and education leaders are now hoping to resume in-class
instruction on Monday, April 20, 2020.
“I am very, very hopeful that our kids are going to be able to go back to
school at some point in time, but we’re not there right now,” Gov.
Justice said. “We need to give our families proper time to be able to
“April 20th is a Monday, a week after Easter, and it would take spring
break into consideration. I’m very hopeful that on April 20th we can go
back to school, but we’ll have to see, just like everything we’ve done.”
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