OLATHE, Kan. — The day after announcing that Johnson County schools are closed until April 5 to mitigate the spread novel coronavirus, COVID-19, county leaders met with the media to discuss more about measures it’s taking in wake of the pandemic.
Here’s a running list of other schools that are closed:
Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Monday that all 14 Kansas City school districts will close, no later than Wednesday, until at least April 1.
The closures include all public, private, charter and parochial schools in Kansas City.
The following KC schools have said they’re closed until April 3: KCPS, North Kansas City, Center, Park Hill, North Kansas City, Hickman Mills.
“This decision was made with utmost care and aligns with guidelines from local, state and federal public health authorities,” KCPS spokesman Ray Weikel said in a statement.
School districts in Johnson County, including Shawnee Mission, Olathe, Spring Hill, Blue Valley and USD 232 are closed through April 5. An update is expected from the Johnson County government Tuesday at 11 a.m.
Liberty Public Schools
The Liberty School District has announced the closure of their public schools through April 3, 2020. This also applies to extra-curricular activities and before and after school programs.
Schools in the North Kansas City School District are closed until April 3.
Lee’s Summit School District
The Lee’s Summit School District announced the closure of their schools until at least April 3. This also applies to all extra-curricular activities.
Students in the Independence School District will return to school on April 6. Supplemental learning activities are available online.
Raymore-Peculiar School District
Ray-Pec schools are closed through at least Friday, April 3. Virtual learning will take place beginning Tuesday, March 24.
Blue Springs School District
Students in Blue Springs won’t head back to classes until at least April 6, the district announced. Plans are in place for academics and nutritional services, but the district said all activities are suspended indefinitely.
Smithville is closing for the next three weeks, through April 3, the district said. Classes are scheduled to resume April 6 unless otherwise announced.
Grain Valley is joining other neighboring districts in shutting its doors through April 3 in response to the coronavirus.
Fort Osage School District
Fort Osage students are out through April 3, joining most neighboring districts.
After spring break, Raytown students will have another week off through at least April 3.
Belton School District
Belton schools are joining Kansas City and closing for two weeks through April 3, according to the district.