District News

  • 2020-21 Bus Schedules Now Available

    Here are the bus routes for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Children should arrive at the bus stop five minutes before the planned pickup time to ensure that students can arrive to school on time.

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  • School Year to Begin in Hybrid Phase

    Superintendent Dr. Murillo shared at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday her decision to begin our Council Bluffs Community School District school year in the Hybrid Phase. With fewer students in school on a daily basis, and layers of health and safety measures in place, our goal is to safely reopen our schools and keep them open.

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  • Digital Preschool Screenings for 2020-21 School Year

    The Council Bluffs Community School District will offer families of children three or four years of age on or before September 15, 2020, the opportunity to be digitally screened for placement into our preschool programs for the 2020-21 school year. The digital screening window will be open from Monday, July 27 through Friday, August 7.

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  • Update on Planning for the 2020-21 School Year

    Superintendent Dr. Murillo provides an update to staff and parents on the plans for the opening of schools on August 24, 2020.

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  • Department of Education Approves CB Schools For Virtual School

    As families and students prepare for the 2020-21 school year, the Council Bluffs Community School District is adding an all-virtual option to best serve K-12 students for the fall. The district’s application to be the sixth accredited institution was approved by the Iowa Department of Education in June. The all-virtual option will allow district and non-district families greater flexibility to determine which education setting best meets the needs of their children.

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  • Families to Receive Food Assistance from the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program

    All Council Bluffs Community School District students who were enrolled last school year prior to March 16, 2020, will receive food assistance benefits through the Families First CoronaVirus Act.

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  • New Achieve Magazine Features Stories of Students and Staff

    Achieve Magazine is proudly published by the Council Bluffs Community School District, with generous funding from the Council Bluffs Schools Foundation and advertisers. We are excited to share the stories of our District’s amazing students, teachers, staff and our generous community with you.

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  • Online Kindergarten Registration

    We know that kindergarten sets the stage for a child’s academic journey. At the Council Bluffs Community School District, we are committed to building a strong foundation for the rest of your child's education...and the rest of their lives. If you have a student who will be attending Kindergarten in the fall of 2020, please open the news story to complete the online registration.

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  • Council Bluffs Community School District’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

    The Council Bluffs Community School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

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  • Continuous Learning Plan Begins April 7th

    Teachers are eager to continue to provide regular feedback to students on their learning through the materials and online resources provided to them. More regular interactions will begin on Tuesday, April 7, and continue until we can hopefully re-open school on Monday, May 4, 2020.

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  • Calling all First-Time Kindergarten Parents

    Kindergarten Roundup has been postponed from April 16 to May 14 for the Class of 2033. First-time Kindergarten parents are instead invited to view the presentation and complete a survey by clicking this story's headline.

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  • Board of Education Meeting on March 24 at 6:30 pm to be Held Electronically; Public may View and Participate

    According to Board President David Coziahr, in order to fulfill the board’s responsibility to conduct Board meetings as open meetings accessible to the public, the school district is making available to the public opportunities to view and participate by telephone or other electronic means, or by providing written comments by email to cto@cbcsd.org.

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  • Nutrition Services Department to provide meals during school closure

    During the school closure, the Council Bluffs Community Schools Nutrition Services Department will provide an opportunity for families to drive through or walk up to pick up meals for their families at a number of school sites.

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  • Updated: Council Bluffs Schools Will Close On March 17

    After consulting with our community partners and our Board of Education officers over the past 24 hours, and as a precautionary action, the Council Bluffs Community Schools will close and all school activities will be suspended beginning Tuesday, March 17.

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  • Rue Elementary Named National Blue Ribbon School Nominee

    The Iowa Department of Education nominated Rue Elementary to be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in the Exemplary High Performing School category. According to the state, Rue is among the top 15% of Iowa schools to demonstrate sustainable academic growth in English/language arts and math.

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  • Council Bluffs Schools Releases First Semester Honor Roll

    The Council Bluffs Community School District releases its first semester honor roll for the 2019-20 school year. The honor roll features 2,221 students in middle or high school who reached either Bronze, Silver, or Gold level.

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  • Abraham Lincoln Senior Selects The United States Air Force Academy

    Jacob James, a senior at Abraham Lincoln High School, has selected the United States Air Force Academy for his next stop after high school, after being nominated to academy by U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne.

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  • Thomas Jefferson Senior Named AIM Tech Student of the Year

    Amanda Crone Strives to be a 'Thought Leader" Amanda Crone is fiercely talented. She can code. She can take apart computers and put them back together again. She can manage her time well. And she can stand in front of 500 people and deliver an acceptance speech.

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  • District Introduces 2-hour late starts and 2-hour early dismissal options for 2019

    The Council Bluffs Community School District is introducing a 2-hour late start and a 2-hour early dismissal option for inclement weather for the 2019-20 school year. These options will be considered based on the timing and severity of the winter weather and the impact on wind chills and road conditions.

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  • AL and TJ Are Seeking Nominations for 2020 Hall of Fame Classes

    The Council Bluffs Community School District is proud to invite nominations for new members to their High School Hall of Fames at Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson.

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