KS state education board rejects governor's order to delay school until after Labor Day

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Topeka, KS -  The Kansas State Board of Education has rejected Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order to push the start of school statewide until after Labor Day due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The board met Wednesday morning to discuss the order backed by a new state law that gives the board the power in such a matter.

The board voted 5-5, a tie.  With no simple majority, the governor's order did not pass.