District plan breakdown: When Kansas school districts plan to reopen

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas State Board of Education rejected Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to reopen schools after Labor Day. With this decision, districts are now able to decide when they want to reopen schools.

Here is a district-by-district breakdown of school reopening schedules in northeast Kansas:

This list will be updated as district plans become available.

Auburn-Washburn School District 437:

  • Based on currently known factors, we are going to start the 2020-21 school year in Phase 2 – Hybrid Learning on Aug. 27th.

Barnes School District 223:

  • The district will start school on Wednesday, August 19.

Burlingame School District 454:

  • Schools will reopen Tuesday, September 8.

Clifton-Clyde School District 224:

  • The district will have students return to school Friday, August 21st.
  • An online option will be offered.

Concordia School District 333:

  • The district will return to school Wednesday, August 19.
  • A full-plan has yet to be released, but is expected to come out by Friday, July 31.

Emporia School District 253:

  • The board voted Wednesday night, July 29th, to delay the first day of school until Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
  • This will allow the district the opportunity to provide training and information that will further support staff in understanding and implementing appropriate safety procedures and protocols order.

Geary County School District 475:

  • USD 475 has approved a push back in start date to August 31st. The first day will be a half day of school, followed by the first full day on Sept. 1.
  • The first day of school for early childhood and kindergarten classes will be Sept. 3.
  • The district has announced its plans for a mandatory masks requirement for all students and personnel.
  • All school buildings are set to get new air handling units to allow air in the building to be replaced with outside air.
  • The district is planning to hire additional staff for cleaning and temperature checks/screening.

Hiawatha School District 415:

  • The USD 415 school board voted to delay the start of school to Sept. 2.
  • School was originally scheduled to start Aug. 20.
  • Kindergartners, 5th and 9th graders will start Sept. 2.
  • All other students will start on Sept. 3.

Holton School District 336:

  • The first day of school will be in-person Monday, August 24.
  • Students also have the option to return via a remote-learning option.

Jefferson County North School District 339

  • The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 26.

Jefferson West School District 340:

  • The first day of school will be Thursday, August 27.

Kaw Valley School District 321:

  • A board meeting will be held Monday, August 10, to finalize school reopening plans.
  • The start date has been pushed back to Thursday, August 27 after originally being set for Thursday, August 13.
  • As of now, the first day will be in-person although there is a remote-learning option.

Lawrence School District 497:

  • The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 8.
  • The district will start with six weeks of distance learning.

Lebo-Waverly School District 243:

  • The first day of school will be in-person Thursday, August 27.
  • Instruction will begin in-person, but will move to hybrid-learning.

Leroy-Gridley School District 245:

  • A board meeting will be held Wednesday, July 29, to discuss district reopening plans.

Lyndon School District 421:

  • A board meeting will be held Monday, August 3, to determine district reopening plans.

Manhattan – Ogden District 383:

Marysville School District 364:

  • A special board meeting will be held Friday, July 31 to determine fall reopening plans.

Nemaha Central School District 115:

  • A board meeting will be held Monday, August 10, to finalize reopening plans. As of now, the district will return to in-person learning Thursday, August 20.
  • However, if parents wish keep their children at home, a remote-learning option is also available.
  • The school has installed a thermal imaging system, alongside a UV lighting system. Masks and daily temperature checks will also be enforced.

North Jackson School District 335:

  • The first day of school will be in-person Thursday, August 20.
  • Virtual program learning is also an option.

Onaga School District 322:

  • The district will begin school in-person on Thursday, August 13.
  • Students will also have the option to return to school via a remote-learning option.

Osage City School District 420:

  • The first day of school will be in-person Friday, August 21.
  • Remote-learning is also an option.

Oskaloosa School District 341:

  • The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 19.

Perry School District 343:

  • The district will start school on Wednesday, August 19.
  • A board meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 12, to finalize whether or not the district will reopen in person.

Prairie Hills School District 113:

  • The district will return in-person Tuesday, August 25th. Teachers will report on Aug. 17th.

Riley County School District 378:

  • The first day of school will be in-person Thursday, August 20.
  • Students also have the option to return to school via a remote-learning option.

Rock Creek School District 323:

  • USD 323 finalized their district reopening plans Wednesday, July 22.
  • School will resume in-person on Thursday, August 20.
  • Remote-learning options are also available.

Santa Fe Trail School District 434:

  • A board meeting will take place Monday, August 3, to determine district reopening plans.

Seaman Schools USD 345:

  • Special BOE Meeting Action: Approved the Ready to Reopen (R2R) plan and the revised 2020-21 school year calendar as presented with the student start date of August 27, 2020 in the hybrid learning environment.

Silver Lake School District 372:

  • A board meeting will be held Monday, August 3, to approve a district start date of Wednesday, August 26.

Shawnee Heights School District 450:

Southern Cloud School District 334:

  • The first day of school will be in-person Thursday, August 27.
  • The district will then adopt hybrid-learning: four days in-person and one day remote.
  • Students also have the option to return in a fully remote setting.

Topeka School District 501:

  • Topeka Schools announced on Facebook they will continue to follow Gov. Kelly’s plan and will open schools remotely on Wednesday, September 9.
  • For School District 501’s full breakdown, click here.

Valley Falls School District 338:

  • The district will start school on Wednesday, August 26.
  • A full-plan has yet to be released, but is expected to come out Friday, July 31.

Valley Heights School District 498:

  • Planning to return to school Monday, August 20th.
  • Reopening draft includes masks requirements, and temperature checks for all students upon arrival to the school.

Vermillion School District 380:

  • The first day of school will be in-person Thursday, August 20, with the option for students to return fully remote.

Wabaunsee School District 329:

  • The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 18.
  • The district will hold development training sessions Monday, July 27 through Thursday, July 30 to train faculty on new safety guidelines.

Washington County School District 108:

  • A board meeting will be held Monday, August 10, to approve district reopening plans.
  • The first day of school will be in-person Wednesday, August 19.

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