Iowa City School District Considering Delaying School Year By Two Weeks


The Iowa City School District is considering a two week delay in the start of school. KCRG-TV9 reports the district's considering the delay to better incorporate parents' choices and see how the return of students to University of Iowa affects the spread of coronavirus.

It’s also waiting on the Iowa Department of Education about a possible a waiver to allow all classes to be online.

“We also believe that with this calendar with a post Labor Day start, it’ll help support our claim to the Department of Education because we’re really moving from a five week ask to a 3.5 week ask and they’ve been pretty clear that with the way they are considering this conversation was for short periods of time,” Matt Degner, Iowa City Community School District interim superintendent tells KCRG-TV 9.

If a waiver is granted, the board will vote on its Return to Learn Plan next week. If the school year is delayed it will end in June.

(Photo: KCRG-TV 9)