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School closure extended to April 30

T-R file photo Marshalltown School District officials announced the cancellation of class for students from Monday to Friday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Marshalltown Community School District will extend the school closure to April 30.

The Monday announcement followed Gov. Kim Reynolds Thursday recommendation that Iowa schools remain closed throughout this month.

“While we are disappointed knowing that it will be several more weeks before we see our students, the safety of our community and state comes first,” said superintendent Theron Schutte.

District officials are ensuring they can provide high-quality teacher and student learning experiences in a virtual environment. Parents have been asked whether or not their children have access to the internet or WiFi.

The district is also working with the Iowa Department of Education, the Area Education Agencies to figure out how the extended closure will impact students and how it will affect credits needed for graduation.

“One thing is for certain, however, we are all in this together and we will seek answers that make sense given these unprecedented times,” Schutte said. “I’m committed to ensuring that every student in the Marshalltown Community School District receives the education that she or he deserves. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if your have any questions.”

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