North Butler closed through April 12

In accordance with the recommendation from Governor Reynolds, North Butler Community Schools will close through Sunday, April 12. All classes, activities, and practices are either canceled or postponed during the closure. Ac-cording to information the district has received, this closure could be extended prior to that date.

The administrative team is meeting regularly to discuss how they will address the educational needs of students, and the board will be meeting later in the week to make decisions for moving forward based upon the information that they have.

The district is also working on making a meal program available at both sites. The details will be released soon.

“We greatly appreciate your patience with our approach, as the information that we receive is ever-changing. We will do our best to keep the community abreast of our next steps as decisions are made moving forward,” said Superintendent Joel Foster.

The Iowa Senate and House have agreed to waive the requirement for Iowa schools to reschedule days canceled following Governor Reynolds’ recommendation, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

On Sunday, March 15, Governor Reynolds recommended Iowa schools cancel classes for four weeks. Any classes previously scheduled from March 16, 2020, to April 12, 2020, will not be required to be rescheduled. Legislation advanced on March 16 to implement this agreement.

“This decision will provide Iowa school districts with the certainty that they need to make decisions locally and move ahead this school year,” said Speaker Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford).

“In this time of uncertainty, the legislature is working to deliver some certainty for Iowans,” said Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny. “One of the most common questions our members receive is about rescheduling canceled school days. Now, Iowa schools and families can have some certainty regarding these four weeks of the school calendar.”

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