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Bowser Delays School Reopening Decision Until July 31

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, in a surprise move Thursday, delayed the decision on how the District’s public school system will start the 2020-2021 academic year until July 31.

Speaking at a press conference, Bowser said certain trends in the city’s data regarding the coronavirus pandemic “are not ideal.”

“We know that the situation with this virus is changed and has been volatile in this week especially,” Bowser said, WTOP reported.

Previous media reports had speculated Bowser would announce a mixture of distance and in-school learning for the public schools. At Thursday’s press conference, however, she said more time to monitor COVID-19 trends was needed before a final decision on a school opening strategy could be announced.

The mayor said she chose July 31 because it was the minimal amount of time the school system required to prepare for the fall opening.

D.C. schools, as far as the buildings are concerned, have been closed since March 16, with students largely learning through virtual means.

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