School Board

Mount Vernon will elect a new school board president and discuss a new sports complex and auditorium

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon School Board will elect a new president on Monday and discuss the possibility of building a new auditorium and multi-sports complex in the district.

Darrin Gage, the current president, served the posit [...]

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Cedar Rapids voters get 2nd crack at tax increase for school buildings

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids voters will get a second chance to extend and increase the tax levy that will pay for less-than-flashy but what some say is much need school building upkeep.

The school district is asking for a 10-year phys [...]

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Iowa City school district gets design for new high school

IOWA CITY — The public Tuesday night got its first look at a new high school planned for the Iowa City Community School District.

SVPA Architects Inc. shared its schematic design for continue »


Cedar Rapids school board approves new model for mental health services

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids school board on Monday evening approved a grant-backed agreement that will shift the model for the district’s mental health services from one that addresses problems through therapy to one where mental [...]

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Eighth-grader announces candidacy for Cedar Rapids school board election

CEDAR RAPIDS — Matthew Haile spent his summer vacation a bit differently than his peers at Franklin Middle School. The Cedar Rapids resident, who will begin eighth-grade later this month, kicked off his campaign.

The 13-year-old is ho [...]

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Area schools balance salaries and other spending

Once the final hires are complete, Superintendent Sarah Pinion estimates that the Marion Independent School District's school board will have cut $ [...]

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Iowa City school board president resigns

IOWA CITY — Iowa City school board President Sally Hoelscher resigned from the board late Tuesday night.

Hoelscher made her announcement in an email sent at 10:35 p.m. to her fellow board members and Superintendent Stephen Murley.

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Cedar Rapids school board mulls budget cuts

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Monday work session shed light on where Cedar Rapids Community School District administrators hope to find almost $6 million to eliminate from the fiscal year continue »


Cedar Rapids school board approves budget, unchanged tax rate

CEDAR RAPIDS — Members of the Cedar Rapids Community School District's school board approved the district's fiscal year 2015 budget during a regular meeting last night.

The certified budget includes $264.15 million in revenues and $2 [...]

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Several programs to be cut in Iowa City schools

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Community School District will eliminate foreign language classes and football for seventh-graders, alter music offerings, increase class sizes and make more changes as it cuts $3.6 million from its budget.

D [...]

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