Reducing the number of required emergency school drills in Kansas

February 13, 2019 | KWCH

Changes involving the number of safety drills in schools in Kansas could soon be on the way.

This week, changes to the law requiring 16 emergency drills were introduced in Topeka. This is the first year for that number of drills, and schools say it’s is too high.

Dr. Cory Gibson, Superintendent for USD 262, says too many emergency exercises take away from class time and potentially cause students unwarranted stress.

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