Iowa schools will NOT need to make up missed days due to coronavirus

All area students – including the likes of Osage, Charles City, New Hampton, and many others are on a corona stay-cation until April 13th. This was in response to orders from Gov. Kim Reynolds who advised Iowa schools to take 30 days off to mitigate the virus. 

The question arose: Would schools need to be in session through June? 

On March 16th, Charles City Superintendent Mike Fisher asked the legislature to give him guidance:


As of early March 17th, Iowa schools will not need to make up coronavirus-related time off. This means events like prom and graduation for high school seniors still hangs in limbo – as without any more setbacks, graduation would theoretically still occur in May. This could be hard as the country is currently not allowing gatherings of more than 10 people. Fisher hopes to postpone these big events until they can happen.


One can ask questions to the Charles City school system at and they will answer them individually.

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