Center School District pauses plan to bring back some students

Posted at 4:34 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 17:34:19-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — All students in the Center School District will remain in remote learning through at least Jan. 19, Superintendent Dr. Yolanda Cargile said in a letter to parents Friday.

Earlier this fall, the district announced plans to return students from kindergarten through fifth grade back to the classroom on Nov. 30.

But Cargile said recent increases in the number of COVID-19 cases throughout Kansas City led district officials to roll back the Nov. 30 plan.

“Watching the numbers continue to rise, it is my belief that we cannot move forward with transition plans for Kindergarten through 5th grade on November 30, 2020,” Cargile wrote. “As a result, we will remain in Phase 1 until further notice.”

Cargile said the district will remain ready with plans to bring students back once the number of cases declines, but says that won’t happen until at least Jan. 19.

Additional information about the decision is available on the district’s website.