Kooiker wrote middle school principals were supportive of changes to the program, but high school principals were “not in the same mental space around restorative practices at their point in their journey,”
Our KCRG-TV9 i9 investigative team found changes to the Cedar Rapids Community School District’s school resource officer program were kept quiet for nearly two weeks before being presented to the public and the school board.
Experts say the Delta Variant is increasing COVID-19 cases across the county, which means the demand for testing is also increasing. However, multiple drugstores are running out or low on rapid COVID-19 tests.
KCRG-TV9′s i9 Investigative Team reached out to the city to talk about the lack of activity from the Cedar Rapids Employee Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team. However, the city said it would only answer additional questions in writing.
The State Health Facilities Council, which approves or denies those applications, voted down the hospital proposal in a close 2-3 vote back in February. However, a resignation has the potential to reverse the previous decision.
Multiple experts told our i9 team that overcapacity prisons are more likely to create dangerous situations for staff members because the chance of violence increases. Two state prisons, Anamosa and Fort Dodge, are now under capacity since our story aired in March.
The citation from Iowa OSHA, which our KCRG-TV9 i9 Investigative Team received through a public records request, said these were serious violations. And the agency gave the department of corrections a $9,472 fine for the citation.
The KCRG-TV9 i9 Investigative Team found state funding at the Anamosa State Penitentiary has grown by around 2.7%, even though the estimated total funds available for the state has grown by around 22.7%.