CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Students at the new West Willow Elementary will start school Monday, Aug. 23, without a cafeteria, gymnasium or even a playground. The school, which replaced the former Coolidge Elementary School, 6225 First Ave. NW, is the first in a series of new buildings the Cedar Rapids Community School District has planned. […]
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School closing recommendation extended i...
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has extended her recommendation for schools to remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, to now continue through the end of the school year. Reynolds made the announcement during a press conference on Friday, April 17. The previous closure recommendation extended through April 30. “I regret to say, Iowa schools will […]
Report: asbestos removal at Washington H...
UPDATE (Dec. 7, 2015) The agenda item on asbestos has been postponed until January or February. Kelli Book, attorney for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said school district officials are meeting with the DNR and Abatement Specialties is being allowed the same opportunity. The Cedar Rapids School District issued a response to the report. […]
Free workshops in Iowa City to focus on ...
The Iowa Valley RC&D has been doing a great job of championing local foods in east-central Iowa. Two upcoming workshops sponsored by the non-profit will highlight some of those efforts and provide information for both growers and schools. Register online before Dec. 1 and read on for further details from the RC&D:
Iowa Valley RC&D strengthens connection
SOLON – Kelly Crossley knew something was going right when two of the three Solon District’s schools almost ran out of green peppers for lunch. “They went over better than they normally do,” said Crossley, nutrition director for the district, noting that the peppers were purchased locally as part of the district’s new Farm to […]