Closing schools a painful decision; and not without costs

Due to COVID-19, Kansas became the first state to declare its schools would close for the year. We don't argue with the governor's decision, but the fallout is not to be downplayed.

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March 19, 2020 - 9:25 AM

Gov. Laura Kelly Photo by Kansas Press Association

Kansas became the first state in the nation Tuesday to declare its schools would close for the remainder of the school year. 

By now, a majority of states have closed their schools, though to a lesser degree.

The disruption will be immense and strengthens the argument for year-round school so that when a crisis such as the COVID-19 or a natural disaster occurs, children can get back on track with their education as soon as possible.

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