The Cedar Rapids Community School District is eager to deliver on its promise of Every Learner: Future Ready and we are working hard to evolve our teaching practices, our workforce, and our facilities to most effectively meet the needs of our 21st century learners. The future-ready Facility Master Plan is one of several bold and game-changing efforts underway to achieve our goals.
The future-ready Facility Master Plan is an effort driven by community and district collaboration, along with an immense amount of data and analysis. The plan ensures that all elementary facilities optimize the learning and teaching experiences for our students and staff. A committee of community members and district employees met over the course of 15 months to design the plan which was presented to the Board of Education in 2017 and adopted in 2018.
Over the next 15-20 years, CRCSD will build 10 new elementary schools—or Community Hubs—and renovate three elementary schools. This process will include the closure and repurposing of eight schools. This is bold. This is innovative. This is necessary. Thank you for joining us on this important journey to reimagine, re-envision, and reinvest in our facilities to meet the needs of our youngest learners.