Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Thursday that he believes both counties and local school districts can exempt themselves from Gov. Laura Kelly’s coronavirus-inspired order requiring schools to have staff and students wear masks.
The Kansas COVID workgroup for kids released recommendations on how to bring Kansas students back to school safely. The guidelines were also endorsed by the Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Less than one week out from the state board of education releasing its plans for reopening Kansas schools, we’re learning about recommendations providing guidance on how to bring Kansas students back to school safely.
Concentrating in a classroom on a hot day can be difficult, especially if you don't have air conditioning. That was the situation at Hamilton Middle School where the air conditioning wasn't working Monday.
Even for some bright students, reading can be challenging. To help those students who struggle, one Wichita teacher is taking an extra step to make sure not just her class, but the entire school this year, is able to take books home to read.
Going back to school means also going back to germs. Dr. Justin Haynes at Ascension Via Christi says kids transfer germs between school and home. He says exposure to new bacteria will cause kids to get sick.
Wichita Public Schools will start the 2019-2020 school year with the highest number of teachers it's had in the last seven years. This means there are far less needs for long-term substitutes to cover classrooms to start the year.
Many schools in Kansas start in two weeks. You might be working to get your kids back into a bedtime routine, but it can be difficult this time of year since it's still light outside until around 9 p.m.