By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

K-12 schools closed for rest of the year

Inslee extends March 13 order, will rely on online learning


Last updated 4/16/2020 at 6:43pm

OLYMPIA – In a joint appearance Monday afternoon, April 6, Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced the extension of school closures for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The order keeps both public and private schools closed in accordance with the governor’s original order on March 13.

The governor’s proclamation prohibits in-person instruction through June 19, with exceptions for students with disabilities and English language learners for whom distance learning would present challenges. Facilities remain accessible for limited use,...

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