School in New York is out for spring.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo made it official today that the rest of the state will follow New York City’s lead and shut down in-person classes in 700 school districts for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. New York colleges and universities will be closed for in-person classes as well. A decision on summer school will come later this month.
The William Floyd School District said on its website that it will continue online learning for grades K-12, meals will be available by bus weekdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and also available for pick-up at the William Floyd High School south parking lot and the Mastic Firehouse from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on weekdays.
The district added that announcements regarding the Class of 2020 and senior events will be made in the near future.
Schools in Suffolk County have remained closed since County Executive Steve Bellone ordered them shut as of Monday, March 16. Cuomo followed suit that week and ordered all New York schools to be closed.
Students have since transitioned to a remote learning model.
New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio last month ordered city school buildings to remain closed until the fall.
President Donald Trump urged governors, including Cuomo, during a Tuesday conference call to reopen schools before the summer break.
Cuomo has said New York has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths in the nation and is coping with a much different situation than other states across the country.
Carl Corry contributed to this report.