The 2019/2020 Board of Regents exams will be canceled in June due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa.
During a teleconference of the board on Monday, April 6, Rosa made a short comment regarding the exams.
"It is obvious from this statement that we will be canceling Regents exams," Rosa said.
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The chancellor said that additional detailed information about what this means for high school students would be released on Tuesday, April 7.
The board did release a list of emergency acts to help ease the school year for students attempting to succeed and move ahead under the pressure of COVID-19.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has put a tremendous burden on many New Yorkers and our schools and children are no exception,” Rosa said. “The regulations passed by the Board today will allow schools, students and professionals much-needed flexibility while they adapt to this rapidly evolving situation.”
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