Power has been restored to the District’s Educational Services Center, but a separate power outage is now impacting schools across the northern portion of the District. Power and/or internet services are currently down in the following schools:
- Liberty HS
- North Central Junior High
- Wickham Elementary
- Grant Elementary
- Garner Elementary
- Penn Elementary
- Van Allen Elementary
Linn County REC has been contacted, but we do not have an ETA for service restoration.
Further, the District has been notified that many residences on the east side of Iowa City are without power. This outage has not yet impacted any District facilities, so we will not receive communication from MidAmerican Energy regarding this issue.
Happy first day of school, everybody! Unfortunately, the District has experienced a power outage impacting the Educational Services Center, which serves as the District’s administration building and home to the technology help desk.
We have a generator that will ensure that our servers and network services stay up, so there should be no substantial impact to services like Canvas, Seesaw, G Suite, etc. Our Help Desk has been interrupted, however, and we are currently redeploying staff to facilities that do have power. We will continue to work through requests as quickly as possible, but be aware that phone and chat support, in particular, will be disrupted.
MidAmerican Energy reports that they expect to resolve the outage by approximately noon today (9/8/2020).