Governor Orders Longer School Closure

Governor Orders Longer School Closure
Posted on 03/17/2020
March 17 COVID-19 Update

In order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Kansas, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly ordered all public schools in Kansas to remain closed through the end of the school year.

“The steps we're announcing today will create the space we need at the state level, to develop a more strategic resilient infrastructure so that we can get ahead of this threat and limit its long-term impact,” Governor Kelly noted.

You can view the Governor’s press conference online or read a press release issued by the Governor’s office.

We recognize this announcement from the Governor is unprecedented and may inversely impact our students, staff, and families. We will do what people in the Spring Hill community have always done in a crisis, pull together to help our neighbors in need. I believe in the resiliency and strength of our community and know we will overcome this challenge with compassion and kindness.

While we are surprised at the announcement of canceling all classes in school buildings, we will continue with our plans to feed our vulnerable students, protect our community members who are at-risk, and provide educational opportunities to reduce the loss of class time. 

This is uncharted territory for all of us--health officials, government officials, and education officials. Please grant each other a measure of grace as we work to better understand our new normal. We are working to provide clear communication to staff and families. We appreciate your patience as we thoughtfully respond, as soon as information is available. Please check your email daily for updates and additional information. Just a reminder that school offices will remain closed this week.

Thank you for your patience,

Dr. Wayne Burke, Superintendent