UPDATED: State school board rejects delaying school year

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(Updated to include more reporting with edits throughout)

The Kansas Board of Education on Wednesday set aside Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order delaying the opening of schools until after Labor Day weekend to help bring the spread of the coronavirus under control.

The board deadlocked at 5-5 to turn down the executive order that was intended to help rein in an infection that has been spiking as Kansans started returning to more normal lives after restrictions on mass gatherings and movement were lifted.

The board was flooded with more than 10,000 comments on 1,000 pages to . . .


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