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Members of the Iowa City Community School District Board listen to members of the crowd during an Iowa City Community School District meeting in Iowa City on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Members of the audience argued for and against a mask mandate within the school district.

Iowa City Community School District parents ‘at ease’ with mask mandate

Simone Garza, News Reporter September 15, 2021

Iowa City Community School District parents who signed a petition asking the school to require masks are happy with the school’s decision to implement a K-12 mask mandate. A federal judge ruled...

Members of the Iowa City Community School District Board listen to members of the crowd during an Iowa City Community School District meeting in Iowa City on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Members of the audience argued for and against a mask mandate within the school district. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa City schools will require masks for K-12 students

Meg Doster, News Reporter September 14, 2021

Iowa City schools will require masks for K-12 students. The Iowa City Community School District board voted unanimously to mandate mask use for students, staff, and visitors at its meeting Tuesday night. Previously,...

A sign for the Iowa City Community School District is seen outside the districts administration building on Tuesday, April 28. (Jake Maish/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa City school district likely to require face masks in schools after federal judge’s order pausing ban

Kate Perez, News Reporter September 13, 2021

The Iowa City Community School District is likely to implement a mask requirement in its Tuesday meeting after a federal judge paused enforcement of Iowa’s mask mandate ban on Monday, according to...

A sign for the Iowa City Community School District is seen outside the districts administration building on Tuesday, April 28. (Jake Maish/The Daily Iowan)

ICCSD parents concerned about lack of masks, district looking into legal options for requiring them

Emily Delgado, News Reporter September 2, 2021

As the Iowa City Community School District finishes its third week of the 2021-22 school year, parents are voicing concerns about the lack of a mask mandate for students.  The Iowa Legislature...

University of Iowa freshman Dasia Taylor adjusts her glasses at the University of Iowa campus on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.

Dasia Taylor plans next steps at the UI after creating innovative sutures

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher , News Reporter August 29, 2021

To the world, Dasia Taylor is known for her groundbreaking invention of color-changing sutures, created when she was just in high school. Now, the Iowa City community also knows Taylor as a promising...

The sign of St. marks United Methodist Church, which hosts Loving Arms Early Learning Center, is seen on Sunday, Aug. 22.

Daycares and K-12 schools brace for fall without mask mandate

Meg Doster, News Reporter August 22, 2021

Johnson County is experiencing high levels of COVID-19 transmission, leaving educators and parents concerned about how to keep young students ineligible for vaccination safe, as the school year starts. Michelle...

A sign for the Iowa City Community School District is seen outside the districts administration building on Tuesday, April 28. (Jake Maish/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa City schools to prohibit out-of-state travel for students

Simone Garza, News Reporter August 12, 2021

The Iowa City Community School District will prohibit out-of-state student travel for field trips and events for the upcoming school year “In addition, Student travel for school-sponsored activities...

The Iowa City Community School District school board look over a draft of their health and safety guidance plan for the upcoming school year at a special board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. In the draft, the school board addresses the district’s approach to COVID for the 2021-2022 school year. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

ICCSD exploring COVID-19 mitigation options for 2021-2022 school year

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor August 4, 2021

As the first day of school approaches for the Iowa City Community School District, Johnson County Public Health is raising concern regarding the students under the age of 12 who are unable to receive...

A sign for the Iowa City Community School District is seen outside the districts administration building on Tuesday, April 28. (Jake Maish/The Daily Iowan)

UI students advocate for inclusive curriculum at ICCSD after speaker uses ‘white power’ symbol in meeting

Bruce Bartlam, Jr., News Reporter July 28, 2021

Iowa City residents and students showed up to Tuesday’s Iowa City Community District School Board Meeting to fill a room with signs and shirts supporting Black Lives Matter, Indigenous groups, and...

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UI College of Law alum announces candidacy for ICCSD Board of Education

Emily Delgado, News Reporter July 26, 2021

Lawyer and Iowa native Maka Pilcher-Hayek is running for Iowa City Community School District Board of Education. Pilcher-Hayek announced Monday morning that she is pursuing school board member Dromi...

Houses Into Homes Sign as seen on Friday, July 2, 2021.

Houses into Homes provides bedding and more for students experiencing homelessness

Bruce Bartlam, Jr., News Reporter July 20, 2021

Houses into Homes has provided beds, furniture, and household items to well over one thousand Iowa City community members since its founding in 2018. The non-profit has provided 837 beds, diverting...

The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors met June 22 to discuss budget and schedule changes for the 2021-2022 school year.

ICCSD Board of Directors approve $400,000 budget change for student activities next fall

Meg Doster, News Reporter June 22, 2021

The Iowa City Community School Board of Directors approved a motion to place $400,000 from the district’s General Fund to the District’s Student Activities Fund as the district shifts to pre-pandemic...

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