Gov. Jared Polis suspended in-person learning in all public and private schools across Colorado from March 23 to April 17 as the state fights to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.
The executive order directs Colorado school and charter districts to make every effort to provide alternative learning opportunities while taking their communities’ needs into account, and directs the commissioner of education to issue guidance supporting school systems as they help families access alternative learning, according to a state news release.
“Protecting the health of all Coloradans is our top priority, and moving to online learning and other ways to support learning at home is absolutely the right thing to do,” Education Commissioner Katy Anthes said. “We know school leaders, educators and families will have a lot of questions about how to support their students’ learning at home during this unprecedented time.”
The state is working on guidance to support schools and students during this unprecedented time that will be available soon.
This is a developing story and will be updated.