DES MOINES, Iowa -- Thousands of Des Moines area students are still learning online after Thanksgiving break.
Several schools applied for waivers from the Iowa Department of Education to extend online learning beyond November 30th.
The Ankeny Community School District was approved to continue online learning until December 7th.
Sacred Heart and Dowling Catholic schools in West Des Moines were also approved through December 7th.
Urbandale Schools are holding a special board meeting tonight to discuss an instructional model recommendation beyond December 7th. A waiver to hold classes online in the district ends December 3rd.
The Johnston Community School District was approved until December 13th.
Some Waukee schools are approved through December 14th.
There are still some central Iowa schools waiting on approval to extend online learning beyond this week from the Iowa Department of Education.
In a Tweet, the Ames Community School District says it submitted an application to extend online learning to December 11th.
The state education department website indicates that Christ the King School in Des Moines is submitting an application to extend online learning, though the request, application and any supporting documentation isn't available.
It says applications are posted within 24 hours of being received.
Pending an update by the state this morning, 11% of all Iowa schools are learning online.