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Updated: School restarts online as seniors await word on graduation plans and schools are closed through the end of the year


April 8, 2020

SWEET HOME HIGH SCHOOL staffer Sandy Brown hands out packets of work for students in the school parking lot Monday morning, April 6.

Update: This story has been updated to reflect that Gov. Kate Brown has extended the closure of Oregon schools through the end of the school year.

High school seniors may start finding out within the week about their fate this school year since schools have been closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The goal is that no senior should be harmed by these closures," said Supt. Tom Yahraes, who was in a virtual meeting with superintendents and Department of Education officials about it Monday morning.

"The state, three weeks ago, made a proposal to reduce graduation requirements from...

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