Community Invited To Join Facilities Conversation

April 3, 2017 01:30 PM
Facilities Master Planning Committee

The District began a journey last fall to Reimagine, Re-envision, and Reinvest in its students and schools through a Facilities Master Planning process. A Committee of parents, students, employees, business and industry leaders, and other community members has been meeting since September 2016 to consider such factors as changes in teaching and learning, the age of schools, an ever-increasing pressure on funding to support facility needs and improvements, and the changing location of families within the community.

The public provided feedback in December through discussion sessions and an online survey. That information helped the Committee further define its work. The group is now ready to update the community with public conversations on April 11, 12, and 13. The format and discussion will be similar on each evening. District parents, students, employees, and other interested individuals should attend on the date that best fits their schedule:


Tuesday, April 11
6:00- 8:00 p.m.
Arthur Elementary School
2630 B. Avenue NE – Cedar Rapids

Wednesday, April 12
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Van Buren Elementary School
2525 29th Street SW – Cedar Rapids

Thursday, April 13
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Nixon Elementary School
200 Nixon Drive – Hiawatha

An online survey focused on this work will be available from April 18-28. District parents and employees will receive a direct invitation through email. The link will also be available on the District website and social media sites.

Information from the spring input sessions and survey will further clarify the work before a recommendation of possible next steps is made to the Board of Education in May.

Hear from members of our Facilities Master Planning Committee.

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