Tag: schools reopening

Since the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic, teachers, principals, administrators and parents across the United States have worked mightily to help students keep learning. Schools developed new curriculums, provided children with portable computers and labored…

Families in USD 257 will need to decide soon if they want their student to learn in-person or remotely. In a reversal of the school board’s previous coronavirus policy, families need to make the choice…

Only a few cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in area schools, though those events have led to the quarantine of dozens of others in an effort to slow the spread of infection.…

An Iola Middle School student has tested positive for COVID-19, giving the district its first test of new protocols designed to limit the spread of illness. The student and any close contacts will not be…

Families who chose remote learning for their students because of the coronavirus pandemic will dig into the work today, after the USD 257 Board of Education officially approved a plan Monday night. The district’s model…

Jefferson Elementary School students Troy Johnston Jr., left, and Trevington Johnston walk off the school bus, wearing their required face masks, on the first day of school for PreK-5th grade and 9th grade students in…

Need help getting back to school supplies? Head on down to the Allen County Farmers Market today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the east side of the Iola square. Up for grabs — and…

Marmaton Valley Elementary School’s Cynthia Johnson takes the temperature of third-grader Bentley James Parker on the first day of school today. Schools are implementing several precautionary measures to protect against the coronavirus, including temperature checks,…

Even in a normal year, cleaning and sanitizing are a priority the two weeks before school starts. The hallways of school buildings are filled with steam cleaners, electrostatic sprayers and various other sanitation devices.  This…

WICHITA, Kansas — Online schooling got off to a rocky start in Kansas, with teachers quickly piecing together virtual offerings. Parents complained about needing to be constantly involved while the work failed to engage their…