Balow approves school closures

State superintendent exercises statutory authority to hold school districts harmless for extended closures


March 18, 2020

On Sunday evening, Governor Mark Gordon and State Superintendent Jillian Balow issued a recommendation that all schools in Wyoming close until April 3 for the purpose of social distancing and to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) was among those who quickly followed that recommendation, announcing school closures throughout the district.

One of the questions that stemmed from Balow’s recommendation, however, was whether or not those days would need to be made-up later in the year or if it would extend the school year. Accord...

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