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Iowa City Schools Kick Off Meetings on Attendance Area Development

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IOWA CITY. Iowa - Iowa City School District leaders kicked off the beginning of a series of meetings concerning school attendance and zoning, Wednesday night.

It's been a contentious issue, and the district is asking for parent feedback on implementation of its new diversity policy.The diversity policy will move students to even out the number of low-income students among schools. The district also is dealing with considerable growth and plans to build two more elementary schools and a high school, while closing one elementary school.

"Schools only one component of a what makes a great community," said Chace Ramey, the district's chief human resources officer. "So we want to be open to hearing what our patrons, our parents, our community members have to say."

The district will meet several times in the coming months, giving parents more opportunities to voice their questions and concerns. Those meetings are listed here:

Elementary Cluster 1 North Central Junior High
March 24, 6:00 8:00 pm
April 7, 6:00 8:00 pm
April 21, 6:00 8:00 pm

Elementary Cluster 2 South East Junior High
March 27, 6:00 8:00 pm
April 10, 6:00 8:00 pm
April 24, 6:00 8:00 pm

Secondary Cluster Parkview Church
March 31, 6:00 8:00 pm
April 14, 6:00 8:00 pm
April 28, 6:00 8:00 pm

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