USD 247 closes March 16-20 over coronavirus concerns

CHEROKEE, Kan. – USD 247 Southeast Lancers close schools March 16-20 to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The announcement came today:

Effective immediately, all district events and extracurricular activities are canceled until the District reopens or further notice. This includes all district-sponsored PD, athletics, fine arts, clubs, and group events.

Spring Break, March 23-March 27th, will continue as scheduled. Closing all schools during this period of time provides Kansas officials and USD 247 administration the time needed to finalize a comprehensive plan for how to address COVID-19.

While the district is closed, the district administration and essential personnel for this evolving situation will continue to consult with local health authorities and convene virtually and regularly in order to conduct a full and ongoing assessment of risks for students and staff.

We encourage our students and staff to follow recommended social distancing and healthy hygiene habits provided by KDHE and the Crawford County Health Department.”