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Ricketts moves to close schools to students through May 31
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Ricketts moves to close schools to students through May 31

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Blomstedt and Ricketts

Nebraska Department of Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt (left) speaks next to Gov. Pete Ricketts during a news conference in March.

Students in Nebraska will not be returning to the classroom this spring.

In extending social distancing restrictions to more counties Wednesday evening, Gov. Pete Ricketts directed that schools statewide remain closed to students through May 31.

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Most districts end their school years in May, including Lincoln Public Schools. Students will complete the semester taking classes through online instruction. 

Extracurricular activities are canceled statewide, under the latest directed health measure. 

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