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Iowa Schools Will No Longer Be Required To Offer Remote Learning

Under new Iowa Department of Education rules, no public or private school in Iowa will be required to offer remote learning.

When the pandemic first hit in March of 2020, Iowa schools shut down, then many transitioned to online instruction or a combination of in-person and internet-only school days. A state law passed in February required all districts to offer 100 percent in-person classes, but several districts still offered parents the option of online classes for their children.

Rules scheduled to go into effect August 4th state that no school will be required to offer or maintain continuous remote learning or deliver instruction over the internet. There are two exceptions listed. One is if the governor declares another public health emergency. The other is when online classes are most appropriate for students with disabilities.


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