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Letter to the editor: An open letter to the new Iowa City school board

At your very first school board meeting, you voted to approve a laundry list of school construction expenses. One of them was $28,000 to pay for balancing and conditioning mechanical systems at the new Hoover Elementary school. You were told by the ICCSD facilities manager, Duane Van Hemert that the extra money was required because the work wasn’t written into the original construction contract that the district allowed the contractor to write, and that it was work required by law. […]

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Iowa City activist Charlie Eastham is running for school board

Longtime Iowa City activist Charlie Eastham announced his candidacy for the Iowa City Community School Board (ICCSB) last week. In a press release, Eastham said he is running for the seat recently vacated by LaTasha DeLoach, to serve the remaining two years on DeLoach’s term. […]

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ICCSD board candidates face off in library forum

From 7 to 9 p.m., school board candidates Janice Wiener, Paul Roesler and JP Claussen met at the Iowa City Public Library for a forum held by Mission Iowa City, and hosted by Daniel Boscaljon. The forum allowed each candidate to answer prepared questions, as well as questions from the audience in attendance. The questions […]

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

By Aletia Morgan, East Brunswick, NJ To the Editor, I’m writing to offer my enthusiastic support for JP Claussen in next week’s school board election. ICCSD is a vibrant community, and faces the challenge of meeting the needs of a growing and more diverse student population. I was excited this Spring to see that JP […]

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

By Sara Barron, Iowa City JP Claussen is my pick for the upcoming ICCSD election. We need someone with the experience to guide our district. Claussen’s education knowledge is unmatched in this race. A West High special education teacher for 10 years, he knows the district, the families and how to assure a great education […]

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

By Meghann Foster, Coralville I will be casting my vote for JP Claussen on July 19. The special education crisis in our district has, unfortunately, taken a back seat to the secondary boundary discussion. As the parent of two children who receive special education services and academic accommodations, I want to make sure we elect […]

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

By Katy DeMeulenaere, Iowa City I will be casting my vote for JP Claussen in the July 19 Iowa City school board special election. As a parent of children who attend Alexander Elementary, it is discouraging to hear individuals in this community claim to know what is best for the students at our school. Many […]

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Mission Iowa City to hold school board candidate forum

Mission Iowa City, with moderator Daniel Boscaljon, will hold a public forum with the school board candidates on Monday, July 11. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in meeting room A of the Iowa City Public Library. The forum will feature candidates J.P. Claussen, Paul Roesler and Janice Weiner, who will take questions from […]

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