Iowa schools will remain closed for rest of academic year

All Iowa schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year, the state’s governor announced Friday.

The initial plan was to reopen April 30, with the knowledge that state officials would reassess two weeks out from that date.

“I would like nothing more than to stand before you and say Iowa schools will be open in May,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a news conference Friday. “I regret to say that Iowa schools will not reopen for this school year.”