CHICAGO (CBS) — The state superintendent of education declared Friday night that remote e-learning days are to begin Tuesday March 31.

Those will continue until students can safely return to school, but there is no indication that will be until next school year.

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The days will count as actual student attendance days and do not need to be made up.

A previous state mandate from Gov. JB Pritzker, close all Illinois schools – public and private – until March 30. Under a more recent timeline, students would return to classes on Tuesday, April 21.