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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:30 PM

School board rejects governor's order to delay start of school year

As school districts across the country grapple with how and when to reopen safely during the coronavirus pandemic, the Kansas State Board of Education rejected Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order delaying the start of the school year despite rising cases of COVID-19 in the state.

In a virtual meeting on Wednesday, the 10-person board effectively blocked the order, which would have barred any public and private school K-12 instruction from Aug. 10 to Sept. 8, in a split vote. School districts can now decide when they want to start the school year for more than half a million students.

Kelly announced the executive order last week before releasing details on Monday. The additional three weeks, she said, would provide schools time to obtain supplies like masks, thermometers and hand sanitizer, as well as review curriculum options on in-person, hybrid and virtual learning that the state's board of education released last week.

A law enacted last month by the Republican-controlled state legislature required the board to approve the Democratic governor's executive order for school reopening.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/school-board-rejects-governors-order-to-delay-start-of-school-year/ar-BB174oWB?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply School board rejects governor's order to delay start of school year (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2020 OP
Newest Reality Jul 2020 #1
Sienna86 Jul 2020 #2
KS Toronado Jul 2020 #3
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:44 PM

1. Ah,

Is that part of the No Child Left Uninfected Initiative?

New vectors for education.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 03:02 PM

2. Great reply

These board members are wrong.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 11:03 AM

3. The Kansas State Board of Education meets on Zoom from the safety of their own homes,

demanding that children HURRY UP and get to class in a classroom. And I haven't heard one word about
having virtual classes for the children. Has our repug Atty General told local school boards they can
opt out and hold school remotely? The only good that could come from this (unfortunately) is when
schools become epicenters for the virus that maybe, just maybe, SOME repug voters will begin
questioning trumpig and his enablers motives, letting their voices being heard Nov 3rd.


By the way Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin......I love your handle.....


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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 07:14 PM

4. Still up to the local school boards..



And more importantly ... the parents...

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