12 Iowa schools or districts granted waivers for temporary remote learning due to COVID-19

The Iowa Department of Education granted waivers on Tuesday to multiple school districts and...
The Iowa Department of Education granted waivers on Tuesday to multiple school districts and several schools to temporarily move to remote learning as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations remain high across the state.
Published: Nov. 11, 2020 at 4:46 AM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The Iowa Department of Education granted waivers on Tuesday to multiple school districts and several schools to temporarily move to remote learning as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations remain high across the state.

The following schools or school districts will be conducting classes remotely:

According to a proclamation from Governor Reynolds' schools can apply to the Iowa Department of Education for a waiver to allow a temporary move to remote learning based on public health conditions in the school building or district.

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations remain high across the state, more schools are asking for waivers for online-only learning. Schools across eastern Iowa have reported seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases among staff, or seeing more staff members in isolation.

The Cedar Rapids Community School District applied for a district-wide waiver for temporary online-only instruction on Tuesday, but is still waiting for the waiver to be granted.

Some individual schools in Cedar Rapids have already been granted a waiver, including Hoover Elementary and Johnson Steam Academy.

To see a complete list of requests submitted to the Iowa Department of Education for online instruction, click here.

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