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Some students in Tonganoxie, Eudora schools return to remote

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 18:01:17-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two more school districts on the Kansas side announced Monday they plan to move to remote learning.

Eudora Schools will make the switch for all students on Tuesday, and will remain remote through Nov. 24.

A letter from Superintendent Steve Splichal said the isolation period is meant to keep students away from each other amid “a recent spike in positive cases of COVID-19 among out students and staff” in the past week.

Eudora “tentatively” plans to bring students and staff back after Thanksgiving.

The schools will be deep cleaned and disinfected in the students’ absence.

Tonganoxie USD 464 high school students will also go remote Tuesday, “solely because of the challenges were are experiencing with staffing,” the district wrote in a Facebook post.

Tonganoxie has struggled to cover classes with substitutes and teachers on staff as cases within the district see a “sharp increase,” according to the post.

It was not immediately clear when, or if, Tonganoxie high schoolers would return to in-person learning.

Many school districts in the Kansas City area plan to go to remote learning following Thanksgiving break and reevaluate their circumstances at the start of the spring semester.