• Petitioned ICCSD Board of Education

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ICCSD Board of Education

Postpone vote on "Diversity" Policy

    1. Petition by

      Terry ODonnell Parsons

      Iowa City, IA

We, members of Iowa City Community School District, ask the Board of Education to delay voting on the proposed Diversity Policy. We believe that a well-crafted, transparent policy requires additional time, planning, and the involvement of ICCSD administrators, principals, teachers, and families from all schools.

To:
ICCSD Board of Education
Postpone vote on "Diversity" Policy

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Dan Millmeyer CORALVILLE, IA
      • over 1 year ago

      A policy which could have such drastic changes should be well vetted and unify all the district instead of being a murky divisive wedge driven between the east/west sides of the district.

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    • James Barker IOWA CITY, IA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is from the board governance policy’s code of conduct:

      1. Board members should represent the interests of the citizens of the entire school district. This accountability to the whole district supersedes any conflicting loyalty to other advocacy or interest groups, and membership on other boards or staffs. It also supersedes the personal interest of any Board member who is also a stakeholder of the District.

      Four members of the board have been unwavering in their loyalty to one advocacy group. They have dismissed suggestions of other groups and insisted that the language co-written and vetted by this advocacy group remain virtually unchanged. They need to follow the basics of existing policies before enacting new ones.

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    • Bogdan Cherascu IOWA CITY, IA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I fail to see how redistributing would help with the problems described i.e. older schools, poorer facilities etc.

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    • Sarah Heilskov CORALVILLE, IA
      • almost 2 years ago

      My children are MUCH more than a FRL %. They deserve to attend the school that all of their peers at Middle School are going.

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    • Kayle McKay IOWA CITY, IA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I don't believe there is a clear plan on how to implement this policy. This is too huge an issue, and should not be pushed through!!

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