DMPS to Complete School Year Through Distance Learning

Des Moines Public Schools, Iowa’s largest provider of PK-12 education, will complete the 2019-20 school year through distance learning, beginning next week for high school seniors, April 20 for other high school grades, and April 27 for all …

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Mayor, Council Laud DMPS’ Decision to Close Schools

Mayor Frank Cownie and the Des Moines City Council have endorsed the decision by Des Moines Public Schools to not re-open school buildings this year, noting that “Superintendent Ahart has used wise counsel in reviewing long-term institutional metrics and …

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Statement from Superintendent on End of the School Year

In a virtual meeting today of the Des Moines School Board, Superintendent Thomas Ahart shared his intention that in-person classes would not resume during the 2019-20 school year, and that distance learning would be implemented. Following this afternoon’s …

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