The Manhattan-Ogden school district on Wednesday launched its continuous learning webpage, which will act as a hub for learning materials as the district works to continue educating students.

Although K-State is allowing this spring’s graduates to walk at December’s commencement ceremonies, veterinary students won’t have that same opportunity, as the College of Veterinary Medicine doesn’t have a fall commencement.

Wednesday was the first day of the Manhattan-Ogden school district’s continuous learning plan, and district administrators say rollout of that plan has been largely successful.

The Manhattan-Ogden school board will meet Wednesday to discuss contracting for a $389,000 fiber internet build-out to Oliver Brown Elementary School and the district’s new warehouse property in east Manhattan.

The Manhattan-Ogden school district will rent 1,500 mobile data hotspots and purchase three months of insurance for its iPads for a total of nearly $400,000 as part of its emergency efforts to implement a continuous learning plan.

K-State president Richard Myers on Monday spoke out against comments made by Riley County Commission chair Marvin Rodgriguez, who said last week that Italy’s Chinese population led to the country’s coronavirus crisis.

Elementary students in the Manhattan-Ogden school district will pick up their pencils — not computers, at least initially — as the district gears up to start continuous learning next week.

Andrew Smith, journalism professor and news director for the student television productions at Kansas State University, is the first person in Riley County to test positive for the coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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Gov. Laura Kelly is ordering all state elementary and secondary schools to remain closed for in-person classes for the rest of the school year, state leaders announced Tuesday afternoon.

Manhattan-Ogden district officials are preparing for the possibility of a longer school closure as they seek to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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K-State is canceling all non-essential, in-person operations — including classes, commencement and other non-essential meetings — on its campuses for rest of the spring semester, president Richard Myers announced Monday afternoon.

The Blue Valley school district will be closed this week after Kansas education commissioner Randy Watson requested that all school districts close for the week.

In special meetings held Sunday afternoon, both the Rock Creek and Wamego boards of education voted for short-term school closings because of the coronavirus pandemic.