For Immediate Release
February 19, 2009

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

State Issues Emergency Suspension of Child Care Center in Esbon, Kan.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension against White Rock Academy, a licensed residential child care center located at 203 Grand Ave. in the town of Esbon, Kan., which is located in western Jewell County.

State law allows the Secretary of KDHE to issue such an order when, in the opinion of the Secretary, the order is necessary to protect children in the facility from any potential threat to health or safety.

The order is subject to appeal to the Secretary.

Note to editor/reporter:  For a copy of the Emergency Suspension Order, please email with a request for the document.