Oskaloosa school year starts August 24

Oskaloosa Schools won’t start the school year early.  At Tuesday night’s (5/12) meeting, the Oskaloosa School Board voted to start the 2020-21 school year on August 24.  That’s the day that was set by the State of Iowa before the coronavirus outbreak.  After the outbreak, Governor Reynolds waived the August 24 start date and said schools could start earlier this fall.  While the Board considered starting early, they voted 5-2 to go with the August 24 start date.  Oskaloosa Superintendent Paula Wright talks about starting on the 24th.

“We are going to make some tweaks throughout the calendar and I will make sure that gets on the website and gets updated for parents the next week.  So no change to the start date.”

Board members Shawn Moyer and Amanda McGrew voted against the proposed calendar.


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