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Reeths-Puffer Superintendent: Governor plans to shut down school for rest of year

Reeths-Puffer Public Schools


A West Michigan superintendent told parents to brace themselves Monday: he believes school buildings are going to be closed for the rest of the school year. The warning came from Reeths-Puffer Schools Superintendent Steve Edwards, who posted the YouTube video Monday night.

“One of the things that I’ve tried to promise you when I was blessed to serve as your superintendent is that if I knew of any bad news or had any uncomfortable information, that you’d hear it from me first if at all possible,” Edwards said.

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer had ordered schools to shutdown  April 13th, however Edwards said he is now hearing it will be much longer.

“I was made aware from a very reputable and responsible source, backed by multiple sources, that the governor is planning to announce the closure of all school buildings through the remainder of the year,” Edwards said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, no announcement from the Governor has yet been made.

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