Schools in both Duchesne School District and Uintah School District are expected to remain closed for another two weeks. This announcement comes from a prediction as to how the state government will react to the advances of COVID-19.
Both districts hope that school will resume on Apr. 13, but this will likely mean the closure will continue into both school’s planned spring breaks.
“Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s initial school dismissal order will expire this Friday, March 27. However,” said Rick Woodford, the superintendent of Uintah School District, in the daily updates posted on the Uintah District website, “we expect that the governor will extend his order by another two weeks beyond Friday.”
These districts believe that this update on the closure will give students more time for their spring break and allow the schools to recover a bit more from the effects of COVID-19.
“We hope to be back in classes after spring break, but we don’t know that yet,” said Superintendent of Duchesne School District, Dave Brotherson. “We’ll have a better idea of how things look as we get closer. We’ll keep everyone informed.”
Parents and students are advised to keep in mind that these updates are merely foresight and are not set in stone. The school districts will provide further updates as soon as possible and will inform parents as concrete plans are made.