California schools unlikely to reopen this academic year

Posted at 12:32 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 22:00:33-04

California school districts should plan on teaching from afar for the rest of the academic year.

That's according to new guidance from the state superintendent of public instruction.

Tony Thurmond said in a letter to districts Tuesday that children likely won't be back in the classroom before summer break.

It's not a mandate, but it gives districts the cover to do what many already felt was necessary.

California has more than 6 million students across 10,000 schools.