Grain Valley Schools will extend its school closure through April 24th.
The closure comes in response to a “stay at home” order issued by Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas this afternoon. According to an email released by Grain Valley Schools to parents, the decision was made in collaboration between 14 members of the Coopering School Districts of Greater Kansas City and Mayor Lucas.
“The mayor also let schools know his new ‘stay-at-home’ order would have exceptions to allow school district employees to continue the important work they are doing to feed children and provide academic opportunities.” Dr. Kenny Southwick, executive director for the Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City said.
All school district facilities remain closed for student or community use for the duration of the school closure. All activities and practices are canceled during the school closure.
The district stated the Valley Kids before and after school program remains closed, but they are exploring the possibility of providing daycare for children of parents and guardians in the medical professions and other first responders in the community.
The district will begin its Grab and Go lunch program for families begins on Monday and will proceed as planned. Any modifications that need to be made to this program will be communicated with those directly involved.