Des Moines Metro School Districts Move Closer on Plans for Classes

ANKENY, Iowa - Another metro school district is taking a step to start classes next month.

The Ankeny School Board votes Monday on how kids will attend classes. The district drew up three options - online, on-site or a combination of both. The district is recommending the board adopt its Hybrid Model, which is the combination of online and on-site learning.

The district says the Hybrid Model better aligns with recommendations from the CDC. The Ankeny School Board is holding a virtual meeting on Cisco Webex at 5 pm Monday.

The West Des Moines district recently approved a hybrid learning plan that calls on parents to choose between online or on-site learning. The district says it complies with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ proclamation calling for half of all classes to be in-person.

The Waukee district says it'll introduce a plan this week for its school board's consideration on August 3rd.

One metro school, Rolling Green Elementary in Urbandale, started classes last Thursday. It received temporary approval from the Department of Education to conduct all classes online, but must have a new plan to move forward by August 6th. The rest of the Urbandale district starts classes on August 25th. The district says it'll decide between online, on-site or a hybrid of both by August 14th.

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