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CRCSD Facilities Master Plan Community Open Houses

The public is invited to community open houses to learn more about the Cedar Rapids Community School District’s facilities master plan and ask questions. The focused discussion involves middle school and high school renovation, additions, new build, and repurposing.

There are three, in-person options and two virtual offering.

Monday, August 29th
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Jefferson High School – IMC

Virtual Session: Thursday, September 1st
Please sign up by 5:00 pm Wednesday, August 31st, and a link will be emailed to you the morning of September 1st to join.
12:00 – 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 1st
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Kennedy High School Cafeteria

Wednesday, September 7th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Washington High School Cafeteria

Virtual Open House: Wednesday, September 21
Please sign up by 5:00 pm Tuesday, September 20th, and a link will be emailed to you the morning of September 21st to join.
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Sign Up Here

For reference material, please visit the Future Ready Facilities webpage. To view the board presentation regarding middle school and high school concepts, see Facilities Master Plan Updates.


In addition to the community open houses, CRCSD will be holding feedback sessions with CRCSD staff at all middle schools. Additionally, CRCSD is conducting coffee community sessions with business leaders, City of Cedar Rapids and City of Hiawatha officials.

CRCSD looks forward to receiving feedback from many different stakeholders. Thanks, in advance, for your time and consideration.


The community was invited to two facility master plan information updates on February 8, 2022. The recordings are available through the links below.

Facility Master Plan Information Update Session 1

Facility Master Plan Information Update Session 2

Facility Master Plan Feedback Form

Relating to elementary schools, six community input sessions and four staff input sessions were conducted for a total of 10 input sessions:

March 2: Staff input session Arthur Elementary
March 4: Staff input session Harrison Elementary
March 7: Staff input session Madison Elementary
March 8: Community input session at school: Madison Elementary
March 9: Community input session at school: Arthur Elementary
March 10: Community input session – virtual
March 10: Community input session – virtual
March 11: Staff input session at Garfield Elementary
March 22: Community input session at school: Harrison Elementary
March 23: Community input session at school: Garfield Elementary


Additionally, please see February 28, 2022, board meeting where elementary school supposals were presented. And then see March 28, 2022, board meeting where the supposals were approved.

Here is a screenshot from the February 28, 2022, board meeting. You can watch the segment from 1:14 – 1:26 for a verbal recap of the supposals.

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Board of Education Meeting – February 28, 2022

A special board meeting was set for May 16, 2022, at the Educational Leadership & Support Center located at 2500 Edgewood Rd. NW. “The board has set this time to allow for public comment regarding the Question of the Closure of Garfield Elementary School,” said David Tominsky, board president.

May 16th – Special Board meeting – FMP content