Missouri Schools Ordered Closed For Rest of Academic Year

All public and charter schools will be closed for the rest of the academic year in Missouri.

Governor Mike Parson made the announcement yesterday (Thursday) afternoon at a press conference.

The closure is due to COVID-19 concerns.

Parson said the decision was made by working with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and several superintendents from across the state.

Schools will still provide services like meals to students who need them and alternative educational opportunities.

Several schools in the area released statements saying they are still discussing what graduation will look like and if there will be summer school.