Governor Gina Raimondo has officially pushed the start of the Rhode Island school year for K-12 back two weeks until September 14th, with professional development days scheduled for teachers from September 9th – 11th.

“Governor Raimondo’s top priority is ensuring that every school has the time it needs to fully implement critical safety measures for staff and students. As we approach the start of the school year, we have heard from school leaders that they would benefit from a couple more weeks to operationalize their plans for in-person learning,“ said her office in a statement.

The last day of school is now scheduled for June 25th.

Rhode Island 2020 School Calendar

Raimondo is expected to address this in her 1pm press conference today which can be watched here ->