School Closure Extended to April 28

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Gov. Kate Brown announced late Tuesday that the statewide school closure for K-12 students will now be extended to at least April 28.

Brown had earlier announced the closure would last through the end of March before extending the closure today.

“I do not take the decision to extend school closures lightly,” Brown said in a statement. “This will have real impacts on Oregon’s students, parents, and educators. But we must act now.”

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Oregon rose by 18 cases to at least 65, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday.

Locally, the Hermiston School Board of Directors met at noon today and decided to move spring break to March 23-27.

The decision was made in light of the governor’s mandated school closure that was in effect through the end of March, but will now last to at least April 28.

The spring parent-teach conferences scheduled for the week of March 30 have been canceled.

For more information, call the district office at 541-667-6000.