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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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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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


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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More than a dozen candidates vy for open spots on the ICCSD School Board

Ed. Note: We have received a couple of comments about this article, specifically the inclusion of personal comments about candidate Brianna Wills made by former ICCSD School Board Vice President Tuyet Baruah. We appreciate the feedback, but stand by the article as written. Baruah’s status as a public figure who served six years on the […]

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School board candidates gather tonight at the ICPL for forum on special education

Iowa City's Ped Mall

Tonight at 6 p.m., school board candidates for the Iowa City Community School District will gather at the Iowa City Public Library’s Meeting Room A to express their views on preselected subjects concerning special education in local schools. One of the primary organizers of the forum, Dina Bishara, said that each candidate was given three […]

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