Thursday (05.27) is the final day of the 2020-21 school year for the Charles City School District.
Classes ending before Memorial Day hasn’t been the norm, but Communications Director Justin Devore says it was a goal of the district’s calendar committee.
DeVore says getting school out before Memorial Day was aided by having no snow days this year, but it’s still tricky because districts face restrictions on how soon the school year can start. State legislation says classes at Iowa’s K-12 public schools may start no sooner than August 23rd, the latest date on which the 11-day Iowa State Fair ends.
DeVore also reminds parents that Thursday’s early dismissal times vary between buildings.
Wednesday (05.26) is the last day of classes for Osage and New Hampton schools, Nashua-Plainfield gets out Thursday (05.27), and Saint Ansgar on Friday (05.28). Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock’s last day of school was this past Monday (05.24), Turkey Valley finished Tuesday (05.25), and Clarksville, Howard-Winneshiek and Riceville schools have been out since Friday, May 21st.