CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — Area schools moving forward with their Return-to-Learn Plans for the upcoming school season to get students back to school as quickly as possible.
The statement indicates that each school district (Cedar Rapids/Marion Metro Community) has been required to submit a Return-to-Learn Plan to the Iowa Department of Education by July 1st.
The Return-to-Learn Plans cover three formats: face-to-face teaching, distance learning (including online options) or a combination of both options. The schools are working with Linn County Public Health to support safety plans and PPE (personal protective equipment) recommendations for in-person instruction.
Area schools are reporting that they will keep the safety of students, families and staff as a priority in their decision making. Area schools will communicate with out families and community as soon as possible with those decisions.
In the coming weeks, school districts' stakeholders will be receiving more communications with further details.