Lee’s Summit school leaders plan special board meeting

Posted at 4:37 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 17:37:25-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Lee’s Summit School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting Tuesday to determine what, if any, changes need to be made to student learning modes as COVID-19 cases increase.

In a letter sent to district patrons Monday, leaders said recent COVID-19 data prompted the call for the meeting, which is set for 6 p.m. tomorrow.

“In the past four days, the number of individuals in our school environments who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have had to quarantine after being in close contact with a positive case has increased substantially, including students and staff at the elementary level,” the letter said.

The district said that although its current weekly reporting window won’t close until later tonight, the district has “already exceeded, by a significant margin, the prior highest week total of new cases and new quarantines across all grade levels since the start of the school year.”

The meeting will streamed on the district’s YouTube channel and