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Face masks, temp checks and a new way of serving lunch: More details about reopening schools in Iowa City

Interim Iowa City Community School District Superintendent Matt Degner and members of the district’s Return to Learn Plan team offered more details on how schools will reopen in the fall, during the ICCSD Board of Directors’ special meeting this week. The biggest decisions regarding reopening, however, have not yet been made. The district will provide […]

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Following backlash, Iowa Department of Education issues new statement about face masks in schools

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday, the Iowa Department of Education (DOE) released a statement about the guidance for reopening schools safely it had issued on Thursday. “The Department of Education acknowledges that the reopening guidance released Thursday, June 25, needs further clarification, and will release additional information in the near future as well as […]

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Iowa City schools’ meals-to-go program makes a change, after construction worker at West High tests positive for COVID-19

The Iowa City Community School District is temporarily moving one of its grab-and-go meal sites, after a worker at a construction project in one of its schools tested positive for COVID-19. It is ICCSD’s first confirmed case of the virus. “This evening, we were notified that an individual working on the construction project at West […]

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From grades to wi-fi access, ICCSD Superintendent Stephen Murley outlines changes to online learning for high school students

The Iowa City Community School District sent an email to staff and parents on Friday informing them it is “moving from Voluntary Educational Enrichment Opportunities to Required Learning Opportunities at the high school level.” For younger students, the at-home learning opportunities the district offers will remain voluntary. The change will go into effect on Monday, […]

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Superintendent Stephen Murley will leave his job with the Iowa City school district in 2021

Iowa City Community School District Superintendent Stephen Murley will not seek to extend his current contract with the school district when it expires on June 30, 2021. Murley announced his decision in an email to ICCSD parents, students and staff on Tuesday afternoon. “As I look back on the past ten years, I am very proud to have been a part of a team […]

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