GOP blocks Kansas governor's plan to delay reopening schools
July 22, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas schools will be allowed to reopen in mid-August after Republican officials on Wednesday again thwarted a plan from Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly aimed at reversing a resurgence in reported coronavirus cases.
The GOP-controlled State Board of Education on Wednesday voted 5-5 and rejected a proposal from Kelly to delay the restart of K-12 classes for three weeks until after Labor Day. Decisions on when school buildings reopen will be left to the state's 286 local elected boards.
Republican officials and conservatives outside state government have argued that it's i...