Kansas governor says she'll delay reopening of K-12 schools
July 16, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' governor on Wednesday said she would delay the reopening of the state's K-12 schools for nearly a month until after Labor Day because of a resurgence in reported coronavirus cases.
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's announcement came as the state reported its worst weeklong spike in confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.
Kelly's schools announcement is all but certain to generate criticism from the Republican-controlled Legislature, which previously complained that she was reopening the state's economy too slowly. Kelly announced her plans only hours...