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3/13/20 COVID-19 District Update
3/13/20 COVID-19 District Update
Elishia Seals
Friday, March 13, 2020

03/13/20

USD 250 Continues to actively monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) situation in conjunction with local and federal health authorities.

District Administration met with both KSDE and the local health agencies again today.

Here is what we know now:

  • On the expert advice of local health professionals and KDHE, we will continue to stay in session until further notice. 
  • There are zero cases of COVID-19 in Crawford County at this time.
  • This virus can be carried by children but tends to affect adults and the elderly more. Because of this, the medical experts advise us to continue healthy habits; social distancing, hand washing, stay home if you are sick, etc.
  • KDHE is holding universities and public schools to a different standard because of the makeup of our student populations. 
  • We are limiting public access to our facilities as we work through this situation. This is at the discretion of building administration and district leadership. 
  • The district understands that parents may choose to keep their students at home while our schools remain open. The absence will not count toward truancy, but will be designated as a non-illness absence. It is the responsibility of the students to contact the teachers to try to keep up with work during the absence.

Should the decision be made to close school it would be at the recommendation of the experts at federal, state, and local health authorities in conjunction with all educational entities in Crawford County as well as the Crawford County Commissioners. This decision will be made in the best interest of all of our students, staff, and families. 

Resources and updated information can be found at www.usd250.org.