Governor Mike Parson calling on all charter and private schools in Missouri to shut down for the remainder of this school year.

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The Governor made the announcement at his Thursday press conference.

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He says work will be done to figure out how graduating seniors can walk down the aisle to get their diplomas at some point.

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Dr. Margie Vandeven with the Missouri Department of Education says the continued education that is happening calls on some creativity.

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Vandeven concedes questions still remain regarding summer school, graduation and the re-entry into a new school year after the summer.