Lee's Summit R-7 School District
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Board of Education votes to transition pre-K-6 grades to full-time in-person learning

At a special Board of Education meeting on Jan. 5, Board Members determined that all LSR7 students in grades pre-K through 6 who have chosen to learn in-person this semester will attend in-person classes full-time starting on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

The Board voted 6-1 to send all elementary students back to full-time, in-person learning (five days a week for K-6; four days for pre-K).

The Jan. 5 determination follows the Board of Education’s November decision to determine on Jan. 5 whether pre-K-3 learners should shift out of virtual learning on Jan. 11. Last month, the Board decided at a work session to include grades 4-6 in tonight’s discussion.

As a reminder, all individuals who are in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19, as well as any individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should stay home, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and school district guidance.

The decision does not impact families who have chosen to learn through the R-7 Online Academy for the remainder of the school year. R-7 Online Academy students will continue online learning from home.

The Board of Education will discuss when grades 7-12 in-person learners will shift out of virtual learning at a special meeting on Jan. 14. Any determinations the Board makes that night would take effect starting on Jan. 25, 2021.