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Des Moines Public Schools postpones board meeting again because of power outages

Monday's storm left a ton of central Iowans without power. With some possibly waiting days before their power can be restored, DMPS pushed their meeting back.
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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Public Schools announced they've postponed Thursday's school board meeting to Monday, as families continue dealing with power outages from destructive storms earlier this week.

Earlier this week, the district announced their decision to push their School Board meeting back to Thursday night. 

The destruction of Monday's storm was like nothing most Iowans have ever seen, leaving fields flattened, trees uprooted, power lines grounded in bulk, and hundreds of thousands without power.

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That meeting will be live streamed through their YouTube channel.

This meeting in particular has been highly-anticipated, as a decision will likely be made on a Return to Learn plan for the 2020-21 school year.

DMPS Superintendent Thomas Ahart is recommending the district start the year in a fully virtual learning format.  This would be against Gov. Reynolds' proclamation, but DMPS is not the only district to take matters into their own hands.

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Postponing the meeting will also give the board two more days to contemplate what they feel is the best course of action.

Until then, all families can do is lie in wait for what comes next.