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TOPEKA – (August 11, 2020) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today issued a formal legal opinion addressing the authority of boards of county commissioners and local school boards to adopt public health measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in local public and private schools that include provisions different from executive orders issued by the governor. The formal legal opinion was requested by several state legislators.

The opinion is available at http://ag.ks.gov/opinions.

As provided by law, the attorney general’s office researches and prepares formal legal opinions in response to requests from elected officials or government agencies seeking interpretation of state laws. The attorney general represents the State of Kansas and its public officials in legal matters and cannot provide legal advice or represent individuals in personal legal matters.

NEWS

Commissioners hear from landowners, representatives on Hell’s Bend Bridge grant

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Executive sessions dominate commissioners meeting

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SPORTS

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The Prairie View track team traveled to Fredonia on May 17 for the Fredonia 3A Regional track meet.  The meet decided who makes the 3A State track meet in Wichita on May 24-25 and the Buffalos did very well as a total of 13 athletes will compete at the State track meet.... [More]

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COMMUNITY

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Random Acts of Kindness in Mound City

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Prescott UMC celebrates sesquicentennial

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  The Prescott United Methodist Church celebrated their sesquicentennial anniversary on Sunday, Apr. 21. According to church member Mary Beth Fornelli, the property for the church was purchased in 1873 and was part of the Mound Circuit with 12 members. The pastor at... [More]

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