COVID-19 Recommendations Change at DMPS

With COVID-19 vaccine and boosters now widely available, the federal guidelines on isolation during a COVID-19 infection are expected to become less restrictive within the next several weeks. The State of Iowa guidelines changed this week, impacting childcare …

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Two-Hour Delay at DMPS for Wednesday, January 10

The Des Moines Public Schools operations team has been out all day clearing parking lots, sidewalk and driveways throughout the district. But, with the large amount of snow over the past 24 hours – along with strong winds …

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School Board Seeks Input in Setting Goals for DMPS

The Des Moines School Board is seeking the community’s input as it reviews and updates goals for Iowa’s largest provider of PK-12 education. An important part of the goal setting process is hearing from members of the public, which …

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Important Winter Health and Safety Message

This time of year, the number of students, teachers, and staff absent with respiratory illnesses begins to rise. This is not a problem unique to Des Moines. Polk County Health Department Director Helen Eddy notes the increase is …

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