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KCKPS delays school start, goes virtual for first 9 weeks

Classes will begin online on Sept. 9
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Posted at 9:14 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 22:14:05-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Board of Education has voted to delay the start of school until Sept. 9 and have only virtual classes for at least the first nine weeks.

KCKPS Superintendent Charles Foust said in a news release that district staff have been working “diligently” on a reopening plan.

“We are ahead of schedule with professional development workshops for our teachers and administration,” Foust said. “Our preparations were designed to keep our staff and students safe, regardless of whatever option the board chose for the upcoming school year, and to ensure that our staff is well-prepared to meet the unique situation they will face.”

KCKPS will work with the Wyandotte County Health Department “to review safety protocols during COVID-19,” according to the release.

District personnel are creating a frequently asked question form to help answer concerns about online learning, sporting events and staff expectations.