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Russell County USD 407 Board of Education Discusses COVID-19 Guidelines, Testing

Russell County USD 407
Russell County USD 407

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education met Monday evening and discussed COVID-19 guidelines and testing.

The Board voted Monday to put in place a few more specific guidelines regarding what to do if positivity rates increase significantly or if a large amount of students or staff are in quarantine and unable to be at school.

Superintendent Shelly Swayne...

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One way to help students stay in school is onsite testing. USD 407 received grant money from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for the Test to Stay Test to Play program.

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The Board accepted that grant money and voted Monday to join the testing program.

Also Monday, the Board continued to discuss HVAC upgrades at Ruppenthal Middle School and Simpson Elementary School and how to pay for it. No action was taken.