Updated 3/27/20

Students across Alabama will finish out the rest of the school year in their homes.

The governor announced in a news conference she had given state school Superintendent Eric Mackey the go-ahead to have students finish the school year online. She did so in a fourth supplemental State of Emergency.

The school year will officially end in Alabama June 5th, Mackey said, and spring activities like sports and band are over.

Mackey said the initial closure of schools due to the coronavirus outbreak happened when schools were on spring break, so students have only lost about a week of instruction, which has happened in the past for weather-related events. That lost time will be made up, he said.

Giles County and surrounding schools are scheduled to report back to the classroom on April 26th.