(Des Moines) — During her news conference, Governor Kim Reynolds continues to encourage Iowa schools to consider having a program with “in-person” classes. She cited a couple of
studies showing children are the least likely to get the virus, and transfer the virus.
Reynolds continued to recite the survey.
Governor Reynolds says of Iowa’s 327 public school districts, and the 119 accredited private or parochial schools, less than two percent of the K-12 students have contracted the COVID-19 virus.
Reynolds, says the Centers for Disease Control suggests students should be in school. She then recited another study showing how children, and particularly minority children, can fall behind with their educational development skills, if they are not in an “in-person class setting.
Reynolds says more than 85 percent of Iowa schools, including Le Mars Community, have implemented an “in-person”classroom atmosphere for the “Return to Learn” program. She again encouraged school officials to consider the drawbacks that occur with a child’s development when the student is not in class.