Four Valley school districts announced Thursday they'd shut down due to coronavirus, but Deer Valley Unified School District, heading into spring break, plans to return to classes March 23. Spring break starts Saturday.
Despite Gov. Doug Ducey's decision for schools to remain open, the Alhambra Elementary School District -- which includes schools in Glendale -- the Cartwright Elementary School District, the Kyrene School District and the Osborn School District are closing their schools.
Arizona has nine reported cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19.
DVUSD is taking precautions and keeping parents and students updated in the face of the virus. The district is...
In a letter to parents Thursday, DVUSD Superintendent Curtis Finch emphasized this will continue to be a fluid situation that parents and students should monitor during spring break. Go to www.dvusd.org/COVID19 to check on any changes during spring break.
Mr. Finch also said district leadership is in constant communication with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to ensure the district has the most accurate information.
Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman held a call with school superintendents statewide Thursday.
Meanwhile, Northern Arizona University joined Arizona State University and the University of Arizona on Thursday in moving all classroom instruction online.