Governor Announces Decision on School Closure

This afternoon, Gov. Tate Reeves announced that Mississippi’s public school buildings will remain closed through the end of this semester, though he emphasized that learning will continue.  

Gov. Reeves acknowledged the amazing work of teachers, school leaders, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and other staff – as well as parents – to ensure that children avoid falling too far behind. It is important that students keep practicing the skills they learned before the COVID-19 outbreak and, to every extent possible, that they continue to make academic progress. Our public school educators are working hard to ensure that students have the resources they need to be prepared for a successful school experience next year and beyond.

To assist you in locating these resources and navigating the many challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Parents’ Campaign has added a COVID-19 section to our web site where you can find: 

  • Online learning resources, activities, and games
  • Links to official statewide school guidance and documents
  • Links to local school district information about
    • Meal services during school closure   
    • Learning at home instructions and resources
    • Where to find school district news & updates

Find those resources here.

We know you join us in sending our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to our fellow Mississippians who were devastated by tornadoes on Sunday and to all those who have experienced loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These are trying times, and it can feel overwhelming.

But even in these dark days, there is light. So many people are pitching in to ensure that our children – and all of us – stay healthy and safe, and that our children have the resources they need to be successful, now and moving forward. They truly are heroes! We promise to do our part to keep you in the loop as additional information comes available. It’s a great team effort, and together, we’ve got this!