KCK schools to delay opening until after Labor Day, then go online-only for nine weeks

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Kansas City, KS - The KCK school board voted Tuesday night to delay the start of its school year until after Labor Day, and then conduct school online for the first nine weeks of the school year.

The district was scheduled to start back August 12th.

In making the decision, the school board said it was honoring the executive order from Gov. Laura Kelly delaying the start of school until after the holiday due to the spike of coronavirus in the state. 

On Wednesday, the Kansas state board of education voted 5-5 on the governor's order. The tie means the executive order is rejected and schools can choose their own path on when and how to open.