School Closure and Reopening Information

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Due to widespread power outages and school sites that are serving as shelters, Polk County public schools will remain closed until Monday, Sept. 18. Friday, Sept. 15, is tentatively planned to be treated as a teacher workday. This means district staff, teachers and anyone else who normally works on teacher work days should report to work. Students and paras will return on Monday, Sept. 18. However, we are still assessing damage and there are still widespread power outages across the county. A follow-up communication will be sent on Thursday. As of now, we plan on treating Friday, Sept. 15, as a teacher work day and welcoming our students back to class on Monday, Sept. 18. Buses are expected to also resume operations on Monday, Sept. 18. 

Please remain safe.