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Iowa City school board moves to increase support for immigrant students and families

After hearing comments from Iowa City residents, the Iowa City Community School Board moved forward with an effort to support and protect immigrant students and families. Iowa City residents spoke out in favor of a resolution supporting immigrant students and families threatened by immigration enforcement during the community comment portion of the school board meeting […]

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UI, Iowa City school district respond to immigration order

Both the University of Iowa and the Iowa City Community School District sent out statements addressing President Donald Trump’s recent executive order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations. The order has inspired protests and legal challenges across the country since it was signed on Friday last week. A message to international students […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Claussen for Iowa City School Board

by Mary Roberts and Jan Martins We are proudly supporting J.P. Claussen’s candidacy for the ICCSD School Board. J.P.’s involvement in the school district, as both a parent and an educator, has been extensive and multifaceted. The importance of having the voice of a seasoned educator on the board cannot be overstated. In addition, as […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Roesler for ICCSD School Board

by Mitch Meis, Iowa City On Tuesday, July 19 the voters in the Iowa City Community School District will fill the School Board seat vacated by Tom Yates. This election provides an opportunity for voters to determine what ideals they value and the importance they place on all students in this district attending secondary schools […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Roesler for ICCSD School Board

by Kelly Gallagher Terrill, Iowa City The July 19 school board election provides the community an opportunity to make progress. For this reason, I support Paul Roesler for school board. Paul graduated from the Iowa City school system and the University of Iowa. He has served on the District’s School Improvement Advisory Committee, the Districtwide […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Claussen for ICCSD special election

By Nick Westergaard, Coralville, Iowa I will be casting my vote for JP Claussen in the July 19 School Board special election. As the parent of two kids who receive special education services and academic accommodations, I was shocked by results of the Iowa Department of Education’s recent investigation. We need board members who are […]

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Letter to the Editor: Balance schools, minimize barriers to education

By Mary Kate Pilcher Hayek, Iowa City The [Iowa City Community School District] school board special election on July 19 offers the community a unique opportunity to take important steps forward. For members of the community who participated in the development of the Facilities Master Plan (FMP), we are anxious to see improvements to schools […]

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State education officials visit ICCSD to check special ed compliance

Iowa Department of Education (IDE) officials were in Iowa City this week to complete a review of special education procedures and budgeting. The review focuses on accreditation and fiscal compliance for 2015 for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) and will look into ICCSD special education programming together with an examination of the district’s […]

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Students to address racial disparity in Iowa City schools

ICCSD School Board Meeting Educational Services Building — Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. Although the school year is winding down for Iowa City students, at least one group is planning to make full use of the final school board meeting of the term. At tonight’s meeting, set for 6 p.m. at the Educational Services […]

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Center for Worker Justice files complaint against superintendent after family resource coordinator put on leave

Update: The ICCSD responded to the CWJ press release by stating, “The District does not comment on pending personnel matters because we are obligated to protect the privacy of all involved. There are procedures in place that are being followed and we hope the matters will be resolved in the coming weeks.” The Eastern Iowa […]

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Opinion: ICCSD schedule changes will require adjustments

On Tuesday night, the Iowa City School Board made a final decision about the new bell schedule for the next school year. Elementary schools will now run from 7:55 a.m.-2:55 p.m., and the junior high and high schools will run from 8:50 a.m.-4 p.m. From what I’ve read on social media, pretty much no one […]

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Iowa City public schools will start almost an hour earlier next year

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The Iowa City School Board voted unanimously this week to push up start times for district schools by almost an hour — a move that will take effect during the 2016-2017 academic year. Elementary schools will now begin classes at 7:55 a.m. and junior high and high schools will begin at 8:50 a.m. Accordingly, the […]

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