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JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday, April 9, ordered all Missouri public and charter schools to remain closed for the rest of the academic year with the exceptions of nutrition services and child care that are outlined in a health order.

"This recommendation was made by working together with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and several school superintendents from across the state — from both urban and rural districts," Parson said in a Facebook post. "Schools should continue remote learning for their students until the end date previously set on their academic calendars."

In a brief statement from Dr. Dan Clemens, superintendent of NKC Schools, "NKC Schools building closures due to the coronavirus have been extended through the end of the school year. E-Learning and food distribution will continue through May 22 and we will finish strong!"

This is a developing story and more on what this means for local districts will be published as details become available.