DOVER, Delaware (WPVI) -- Delaware Gov. John Carney has issued an executive order suspending requirements for teachers to receive annual evaluations.
Carney issued the order Sunday due to the suspension of the 2019-20 school year in connection with the coronavirus outbreak.
The executive order also suspends professional development requirements. And it officially suspends the requirement that school districts provide a minimum of 1,060 hours of instruction during the school year.
Carney said the goal of the changes is to hold teachers and students harmless for the fallout of a shortened school year.
It is the 16th modification Carney has made to his initial March 12 order declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic.
Delaware health officials announced three additional deaths related to the coronavirus, bringing the state's total to 224.
Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 22 to 103 years old.
There are now a total of 6,447 cases reported in Delaware to date.
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Delaware governor's order suspends annual teacher evaluation