The Kansas Senate approved a proposal from its top Republican to require the state’s public school districts to offer in-person classes to all students by March 26

KANSAS – According to the statement, the Senate President ,Ty Masterson, is pushing the measure with the number of new COVID-19 cases lower than they have been in months.

Masterson and other Republicans argue that many students don’t fare well academically or emotionally with online learning and need to get back into classrooms.

The Senate’s 26-12 vote sends the measure to the House.

Legislators also are considering proposals to rewrite the state’s emergency management laws, with the House set to debate a measure Wednesday.