Donald Brown (left) and his daughters Kaydee Brown, 4, Layla Brown, 5, and Lilith Brown, 2, talk with Taylor Elementary first grade teacher Sarah Lucas-Carr during a Polk family picnic on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the school in Cedar Rapids. Families had a chance to meet teachers and administrators at other schools in the district as they decide what schools to request their children attend next year, after Polk closes. The family, which also includes brother Charles Gaskins, 6, has already applied to attend Taylor for preschool, Layla's kindergarten and Charles' first grade. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Declining enrollment leads to the closing of Polk and Monroe elementary schools and boundary changes.