USD 418 Memo on School Closures

Statement to Parents and Staff—March 17, 2020 Today, March 17, 2020 Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced all school facilities will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. We know this will place tremendous hardship on our families and staff, and impact the social and emotional well-being of our students. We have been working on contingency plans since mid-March, including how we can meet our students’ ongoing learning needs as well as provide healthy and nutritious meals. Later this week, the district will be announcing plans to provide free meals to all children in our community beginning the

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Small Business Owner Assistance from The Department of Commerce

SBA CORONAVIRUS ASSISTANCE RESOURCES The Department of Commerce is working closely with the Kansas Department of Emergency Management (KDEM) to complete the required steps for requesting an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration.  As part of this process, KDEM needs to obtain information from small businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 disaster. STEP 1 Businesses affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster should complete the Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet for Businesses form in its entirety. Download the Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet here. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster incident period began 1/31/2020 and is

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Unemployment Benefits for Affected Workers

If you are not working or working reduced hours due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. The UI program was established as a means to protect those who are involuntarily unemployed from the financial burdens and dangers that come with being unemployed. It is designed to be a short-term assistance program and may be able to help those whose employment has been adversely impacted by COVID-19. Check out our UI and COVID-19 Fact Sheet and apply for benefits online at www.GetKansasBenefits.gov

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Today’s Forecast

Today A 20 percent chance of rain after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 49. East northeast wind 8 to 13 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Tonight Rain before 2am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 2am and 5am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am. Low around 47. Southeast wind 10 to 13 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%.

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McPherson Legion to Close Temporarily

McPherson, KS March 17, 2020 Due to the Corona Virus and the guidelines handed down by the CDC and the state of Kansas the American Legion Post #24 McPherson is closed until April 1st.  All activities that were scheduled in March are postponed.  The Board of Directors will re-evaluate the situation in two weeks and make a decision about April activities.

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Municipal Court Convictions for 3/9-3/13/20

Cody Lee Allen, speeding 15 over, 3/7/20 Cupertino Banuelos, disobey traffic signal, 2/29/20 Matthew Ryan Beagel, Driving while suspended, 4/10/19 Nicholas Orion Burkes, obed to a traffic signal, 12/2/18 Katie Lynn Dees, speeding 13 over, 3/4/20 Travis M. Doile, no adult seatbelt and no seatbelt for 8-13, 2/26/20 John Keith Duerksen, no adult seatbelt, 3/10/20 Daryl James Fritzemeier, speeding 15 over, 11/15/19 Kayden Charles Garcia, no seatbelt, 2/29/20 Ratanna Lynn Gooding, speeding 14 over, 3/7/20 Justys Riley Grimm, driving with obstructed windshield, 12/15/19 Darrell Richard Halbert, driving under the influence, 10/9/19 Catherine Elizabeth Heckman, speeding 11 over, 2/16/20 Elissa Marie

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Daily 911 for 3/16/20

EMS personnel responded to South Ash Street for a report of a fall/public assist at 9:52 am. Police personnel responded to South Walnut Street for a report of a suspicious/wanted individual at 10:58 am. Police personnel responded East 1st Street for a report of domestic disturbance/ violence at 2:19 pm. EMS, Fire and police personnel responded to East Kansas Avenue for a fire alarm- commercial/ high hazard at 2:53 pm. Police personnel responded to East Kansas Avenue for a suspicious/wanted individual at 3:57 pm. Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to Comanche Road for a trespassing/unwanted individual at4:43 pm. EMS personnel responded

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Traffic Stop Tuesday – Unauthorized Minors

Almost every teenager looks forward to driving; however, Kansas is a Graduated Driver’s License state and there are a few requirements these new drivers must meet before they can drive on their own. Parents need to be aware of these requirements, since allowing a teenager to drive in violation of their restrictions is also a traffic infraction against the parent. Standard Traffic Ordinance 197 on Unauthorized Minors, states no person shall cause or knowingly permit his or her child or ward under the age of 18 years to drive a motor vehicle upon any highway when such minor person is

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