Dear Center School District Community,

Mayor Lucas issued a “stay at home” order for any person not performing essential services starting Tuesday, March 24. He has also closed schools through Friday, April 24 to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This includes the Center School District.  As communicated earlier, we will still deliver meals starting on Monday.  We ask that anyone who has been recommended to self-quarantine to use precaution and help keep our Center Community healthy.        

With these new developments, we ask only parents and guardians who cannot re-fill necessary student medications to access the front offices on Monday from 10:00-2:00.  

You will receive additional communication from building principals/teachers detailing instructional plans for first two weeks of closure.  We are working towards our “Phase Two” of instructional plans with a target start date of April 6. Expectations for both students and staff will increase so that we can keep students connected to learning. Building leaders will also send further instructions regarding potential device distribution and internet access.

We understand the new circumstances are not easy for any of us to process, but we must do our part in stopping the spread of the Coronavirus. 

Below is a joint message from the Cooperating Schools of Greater Kansas City. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,

Michael Weishaar, Ph.D.

Interim Superintendent, Center School District



Kansas City, Mo. (March 21, 2020) — School districts across the Kansas City region agreed to keep schools closed in our area through April 24, after a group call with Kansas City Mayor Quinton 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.

“Our superintendents expressed their thanks to Mayor Lucas for his leadership in this coordinated, regional response,” said Kenny Southwick, executive director of the Cooperating Schools of Greater Kansas City. 

Each district will communicate individually with its community to let students, staff and families know what this means to them.