12 Iowa schools or districts granted waivers for temporary remote learning due to COVID-19
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:
- Cedar Rapids Johnson STEAM Academy
- Clear Creek Amana
- Des Moines Independent
- Fort Madison
- Glenwood High School
- Iowa City
- Muscatine High School
- Urbandale St. Pius
- West Liberty
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.
To see a complete list of requests submitted to the Iowa Department of Education for online instruction, click here.
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