Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill this week requiring all unified school districts to provide the option for full-time in-person learning.
According to Kelly’s office, every school in the state has already returned to offering an in-person option due to decreasing COVID-19 case numbers.
“Since the pandemic began, my administration has prioritized keeping Kansans healthy, keeping businesses open, and getting kids back into classrooms,” Kelly said in a statement. “Among other efforts, we earmarked vaccines specifically for school staff – and all teachers and staff members who wanted a vaccine have now received at least their first dose.
Senate Bill 63, also called the “Back to School Act,” reads that beginning March 31, all districts must offer the in-person option.
It only applies to the 2020-2021 school year.