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On Sunday, Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson and Gov. Laura Kelly strongly recommended that all K-12 schools in the state close for the coming week, a move they said will to give administrators time to plan for how to address the coronavirus pandemic, though they didn’t make closures mandatory.
The recommendation had no direct bearing on Johnson County’s six public school districts, which were already scheduled to be out for spring break this week. But school and health officials here will face difficult choices in the coming days as efforts to limit transmission of COVID-19 intensify.