A teacher who taught special education classes in Des Moines has died from COVID-19 complications. KCRG reports the teacher worked at the Ruby Van Meter School for intellectually disabled students. According to the report, the teacher became sick after an out-of-state trip and died this week. The district spokesman did not release the teacher’s name or gender for privacy reasons, but did say the instructor had not been in the classroom for several months.

Like other school across Iowa, Des Moines schools shut down in March. However, they are planning to begin the school year with virtual learning. This is set to start next week. Governor Reynolds has pushed to reopen Iowa public schools requiring schools to have at least 0% in-person classes this school year.

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