IL school closures considered 'Act of God'

Will schools need to make up these lost days?

Megan Lynch
March 17, 2020 - 12:13 pm

Springfield, IL (KMOX) - Many parents in Illinois may be wondering if their kids will have to make up the school days they'll be missing the next two weeks.

The answer from the Illinois State Board of Education is "no."

The statewide shutdown of schools through March 30th is considered an Act of God, so no make-up days will be required.

While the state is encouraging districts to provide alternative learning, no student work will be graded.

The Board of Education says it's in daily communication with the Governor and state public health officials about the possibility of closure beyond March 30th.  If that would happen, officials say they're working to explore opportunities to expand e-learning statewide.


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