PEABODY, Kan. (KSNW) – USD 398 Peabody-Burns will be closing all school buildings Thursday, Jan. 13 and Friday, Jan. 14.

It includes the daycare and students attending Newton Votech. The district said the decision was based not only on staffing shortages of essential certified and classified positions but also on student illness and absenteeism, including COVID and non-COVID-related absences.

All staff will report to their respective buildings Thursday.