The three weeks of school that Oskaloosa students are missing due to the coronavirus concerns will not be made up at the end of this year’s school calendar. Oskaloosa School Superintendent Paula Wright:
“The Board tonight (3/24) authorized the waiver, which allowed the missed time, which for us is 97 hours of missed time, that they will not be having to make up. The Board did say they wanted to have further discussion if this closure extends longer than these next three weeks, then they want to have a further discussion about whether or not they will forgive those or start adding it on to the end of the year.”
Also at Tuesday’s (3/24) Oskaloosa School Board meeting, the Board approved a one year contract with the Oskaloosa Education Association, pending the Association’s approval. Also, the Board voted to suspend District policy as necessary. With that decision, the District’s school buildings are now closed to the public and the District’s employees are staying on paid status while school is on hold.