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DeSantis Closes Schools For Remainder Of School Year

Hartsfield Elementary School
Leon County Schools

Public schools will remain closed and Distance Learning will continue throughout the rest of the school year. Governor Ron DeSantis announced the decision Saturday.

"As we looked at the clock and we looked to see what it would look like. We have pretty good momentum for distanced learning," DeSantis said. "It’s obviously not the ideal situation, but given where we are in the school year, we thought that would be the best decision to go forward."

DeSantis called his decision a hard one, knowing some parents are having a tough time and that kids haven’t seen their friends in over a month. He says high participation rates influenced his choice to have students and teachers remain at home.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.