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Kansas governor orders K-12 schools closed for the rest of academic year


March 19, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly ordered K-12 schools closed for the rest of the academic year Tuesday as the state continued to escalate its response to the coronavirus — a decision that will lead to massive upheaval for thousands of students and their families.

“The reality of this pandemic is that it cannot be controlled statewide if school buildings return to normal operations or if they respond inconsistently within our local communities,” Kelly said at a late afternoon news conference. “Unprecedented circumstances threaten the safety of our students and the professionals who work with them every day.”


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