DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV/KWWL) - Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill at the Iowa State Capitol Friday giving Iowa parents the option to send their kids back to school full-time.
The Iowa House passed the bill Thursday by a vote of 59-39, sending it to Reynolds' desk.
Under this law, school districts not previously offering 100% in-person learning must now offer it. According to the Iowa Department of Education, 82% of Iowa school districts were offering full on-site learning in early December.
Districts must start notifying parents and give them at least five days to make a decision. The law goes into effect on Feb. 15, 2021.
Iowa school districts can still apply to go temporarily online for all students if their COVID-19 positivity rates were high enough.