Cedar Rapids School Leaders Still Unsure When Classes Will Begin


Cedar Rapids school leaders say they still aren't sure when the school year will start. Every school building was damaged by last week's derecho.

”We are assessing with our insurance company and by the end of this week we should have a better idea of the damage within our buildings" superintendent Noreen Bush said during a Tuesday news conference. “Our number one goal is to get kids back to school.”

Every school in the Cedar Rapids took on damage in the derecho, and the process of welcoming children into these buildings starts with fully understanding what repairs are needed.

The district updated the community during a news conference on Tuesday. Superintendent Noreen Bush explained the strategy from this point forward.

”We are assessing each building and working with insurance,” Bush said. “It will take to the end of the week and we should have a better idea. Our number one goal is to get kids back to school.”

The district was originally scheduled to start the school year this Monday, but a delay had already been planned for coronavirus-related changes.

Before that delay could be put in place the storm hit and now it's not clear when the school year will begin.

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