Storms Damage District Facilities

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Several district facilities sustained damaged from a recent high wind storm.

Clean-up and repair continue after powerful thunderstorms storms moved through Cedar Rapids Monday night into Tuesday morning, June 16-17.

“While the District experienced storm damage, I am pleased with the response and outstanding work of our buildings and grounds and maintenance staff toward a rapid recovery,” said Dr. Dave Benson, Superintendent. “It was also wonderful to see so many students and volunteers helping with clean-up efforts in the District and throughout the community.”

Below are updates regarding the affected facilities.

Cleveland Elementary School (2200 First Avenue NW) – The gymnasium roof was damaged by high winds. A water-tight patch has been attached until permanent repairs can be made. Numerous trees on the school campus were uprooted or damaged. The roof of a garage structure was also blown off. Inside, there was water damage to some ceilings, floors, teacher supplies, and some computers.

Jefferson High School Baseball Field (south of Kingston Stadium) – Lights and light poles, batting cages and outfield fencing were damaged.

Jefferson High School Softball Field (1243 20th Street SW) – The high winds damaged the dugouts and press box. When the team couldn’t practice on Tuesday morning, players instead pitched in to help with neighborhood clean-up efforts.

Roosevelt Middle School (300 13th Street NW) – An overnight water line break caused damage to some flooring on the second and third floors, as well as the gymnasium floor.

Van Buren Elementary School (2525 29th Street SW) – A roof exhaust fan was torn off by the high winds. Several trees on the school campus were also damaged. 

District insurance will fund repairs from the storm damage.

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