Two large Kansas school districts shuttered as COVID surges
January 16, 2022
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Two large school districts in Kansas have canceled classes this week as COVID-19 cases surge among their staff and students.
Olathe Public Schools and Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools canceled classes for Tuesday and Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reported. There were no classes Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The closure includes before- and after-school care programs.
Olathe Superintendent Brent Yeager said the cancellations were unavoidable as more than 800 school employees — about 20% of all Olathe schools' staff — were out sick heading into this we...