Governor Announces Schools Closed for Rest of School Year

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Gov. Kate Brown announced today that Oregon schools would remain closed for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year, attributing that decision to the difficulty in implementing social distancing practices in a school environment. 

"The best thing we can do is give everyone certainty by announcing we're closing for the rest of the school year," Brown said in a news conference this afternoon. 

Students at Oregon’s K-12 districts will be educated through distance-learning programs that started to be implemented this week. The Oregon Department of Education issued guidance today for graduating seniors.