Kansas lawmakers reject requiring in-person classes March 26


March 17, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican proposal to require all Kansas public schools to offer every student full in-person classes by March 26 failed Tuesday in the state House after some lawmakers complained that it would take too much power away from local school boards.

The GOP-controlled House's 69-55 vote against the measure showed that some Republicans had misgivings about the proposal, which would have overridden a few local school districts' decisions to wait longer because of the coronavirus pandemic. Senate President Ty Masterson, an Andover Republican, pushed for the mandate, and his...

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