CRCSD stands strong in our commitment to welcome and serve our LGBTQ+ population with respect and dignity. We strive to create safe, supportive and inclusive spaces for all students, staff and families. In particular, we will do everything in our power to support and uplift transgender individuals in our district.

The newly signed law Senate File 482 requires students, employees, parents, and visitors to use bathrooms, changing rooms, and other facilities, according to their sex assigned at birth. Additionally, federal and state laws prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender identity. As a public school district, Cedar Rapids Community School District is required to comply with these laws.

We will continue to prioritize students’ sense of belonging in our schools. Students’ ability to use the restroom is a basic need and we will ensure it is met in a manner that is least restrictive and least disruptive to our students’ access to their education.