VIDEO: Wilton Superintendent Explains What Gov.’s Order About 180-Day School Requirement REALLY Means

This afternoon, Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order – the first since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak – that takes several actions, including one impacting schools around the state.

According to a press release from the governor’s office, “As many school districts have made the decision to close schools due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Lamont is ordering the state law requiring schools to be in session for at least 180 days to be modified. The governor’s emergency order will require that schools be in session for 180 days or by June 30, 2020 at the latest. This means that if a school has not been in session for a total of 180 days by June 30, the school district has the authority to make that date the last day of the school year.”

We speak with Kevin Smith about what that really means, here:

While the Board of Education was scheduled to hold it’s regular meeting in the Wilton High School library, the school’s closure has forced the Board to moved to a new location, at Wilton’s Town Hall Meeting Room B. It will also be live-streamed online via LiveCloudTV.

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