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Cedar Rapids Community School District finalizing Return to Learn plan

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Cedar Rapids Community School District says its Return to Learn plan will be finalized by the end of July.

The state's second-largest school district is holding family and community feedback sessions this week. This comes after the district held sessions to hear opinions and concerns from staff members last week.

The district is making adjustments to its plan following feedback district leaders have already received. District leaders say some of the big changes include adjusting how high school students return to the classroom.

As the plan stands right now, the district would split all high school students into two groups. One group would attend class in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays and learn virtually the other three days of the week. The other group would be in class on Wednesdays and Thursdays and learn virtually the other three days as well.

The district previously announced all students and staff will be required to wear face coverings when they’re in school buildings or on school buses. District leaders are also considering other safety measures, like having students eat lunch in their classrooms instead of larger cafeterias.

Based on results from surveys the district has sent out, as well as the input they've received so far from listening sessions, district leaders believe most families, students, and staff will opt for face-to-face learning and work this year.

After the district finalizes and releases its Return to Learn plan by the end of the month, families and staff will be asked to let district leaders know by the first week of August how they will be returning for the new school year.

To read CRCSD's complete Return to Learn plan as it stands right now, click here.

Trevor Oates

Executive Producer

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