Return to Learn plans are designed to help districts and nonpublic schools meet the challenges of 2020- 2021 by:

  • Ensuring that remote learning options are available for all students
  • Planning to help students catch-up for the learning they may have missed during school closures
  • Integrating public health strategies into Iowa’s schools
  • Enabling schools to move between on-site and remote learning as needed
  • Helping the Department and our partners at Iowa’s area education agencies (AEAs) understand how best to support schools.

All districts and nonpublic schools must submit a Return-to-Learn Plan through the Department’s Consolidated Accountability and Support Application (CASA).