BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. – The Baxter Springs, Kansas school district has canceled classes for March 13th, 2020.
The school says, because classes were already canceled for the following Monday, it gives them more time to clean the schools.
On Facebook, school officials said quote “Providing a safe environment for students, staff, and the community is our top priority. We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.”
“As a precautionary measure, USD 508 will cancel school tomorrow, March 13, 2020. We were notified this evening that we have a family member of employees that has been potentially exposed to someone in Springfield, Missouri that has been confirmed with the COVID-19 virus. Again, this cancellation is for precautionary measures. Baxter Springs does not have confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus.
Due to the fact that we had previously canceled school for Monday, March 16, 2020, this will provide the district four days to deep clean the buildings and allow us time to gather information regarding all of those involved.
Providing a safe environment for students, staff, and the community is our top priority. We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.
USD 508 Leadership Team”