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An Election Day guide for Iowa City voters

Voting in the combined city and school election starts at 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning, and the polls will remain open until 8 p.m. Voters in Iowa City will choose two city council members, and four out of seven members of the Iowa City Community School District Board. Voters must cast their ballots at their designated polling place on Tuesday. The Johnson County Auditor’s Office has an online look-up tool for anyone uncertain of where to vote. […]

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Iowa City school board election: Q&A with Charlie Eastham

Charlie Eastham wants to bring his longtime experience as a community activist to the Iowa City school board. He retired from Health Care Information Systems at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2007, and lives in Iowa City with his wife, Karen Fox. “Our children, now well into adulthood, attended Longfellow, South East […]

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Iowa City school board election: Q&A with Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams, an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, grew up in Iowa City, attending Horace Mann Elementary and South East Junior High. But that’s not her only personal connection to the Iowa City Community School District. Her husband, Jason Schumann, is a teacher at City High School, where Williams has also […]

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Iowa City school board election: Q&A with Paul Roesler

Paul Roesler is a product of the Iowa City Community School District — from Lucas Elementary to South East Junior High to City High — and is currently vice president of the district’s school board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports Studies from the University of Iowa and has worked at Scheels in Coral Ridge Mall for 21 years, […]

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Iowa City school board election: Q&A with Michael Tilley

Michael Tilley, a first-time candidate for the Iowa City school board, is a science writer and editor for the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Tilley and his wife Rebekah moved to Iowa City in 2012, and all four of their children are currently enrolled in Iowa City schools, one at Southeast Junior High and the other three at Lucas Elementary. […]

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Iowa City school board election: Q&A with Shawn Eyestone

Shawn Eyestone was elected to the school board in September 2017, to complete the two years left on the term of LaTasha DeLoach, who had resigned two months earlier. Eyestone is an analytical lab manager at Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville. “I have two sons who are currently attending Liberty High,” he said. “That makes all three

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Iowa Supreme Court strikes down Iowa City ballot measure on demolition of old Hoover Elementary building

The Iowa Supreme Court issued a ruling on Friday morning invalidating a ballot measure Iowa Citians are already voting on. Public measure LY, which the court struck down, asked voters to decide if the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) should be permitted to “demolish the building known as Hoover Elementary School, located at […]

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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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ICCSD looks to reduce carbon footprint, following weeks of student protests

Change doesn’t happen overnight. For students in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD), change took 11 weeks of protest every Friday during school hours, and appearing before the school board to express their concerns about climate change.
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Four Iowa City teachers to receive Inclusive Teaching Awards at event honoring the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board

In light of the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the Iowa City Department of Equity and Human Rights is recognizing area teachers for their inclusivity at the Iowa City Public Library on Friday afternoon. The event is the first of its kind. […]

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Winners of Iowa City’s 2019 Excellence in Education Awards will be honored in a ceremony Wednesday

After 21 years of presenting its Excellence in Education Awards, the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce is doing something new this year. In partnership with the Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD), the chamber will be honoring winners in a ceremony at The Englert Theatre on Wednesday evening. […]

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Iowa City schools locked down due to threatening phone calls

Update: At 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, the Iowa City Police Department released a statement saying that the ICPD and the Coralville Police Department had determined neither threatening phone call was credible, and both calls originated from outside the United States. Iowa City schools were put on a “soft” lockdown on Tuesday afternoon, following threatening phone […]

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