Alabama K-12 schools can finish academic year at home

Alabama K-12 public schools should plan for students to finish their school year at home.

At a Thursday afternoon press conference, Ivey announced she is supplementing her state of emergency order with the following language:

“Beginning at the start of school on April 6, 2020, all public K-12 schools shall implement a plan to complete the 2019-2020 school year using alternate methods of instruction as established by the State Superintendent of Education. Local school districts shall make staffing decisions and determinations related to access to school buildings in accordance with all applicable public health orders and the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alabama Department of Public Health.”