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ICCSD Attendance Area Development Kick-Off
CORALVILLE, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) -- Nearly 200 people showed up to participate in the first Attendance Area Development meeting held by the Iowa City Community School District on Wednesday night.
The series of meetings is designed to gather community input on future redistricting due to population growth and the newly-approved diversity policy.
The participants were placed into groups and asked to assign values to various parameters the district will consider when moving students from school to school and redrawing it boundaries.
Parents, teachers, and faculty alike were concerned about breaking up neighborhoods and friendships, the needs of special education students, transportation and proximity, and which students would be grandfathered in and allowed to stay in their current schools.
The district will take the comments gathered from this and all of the future development meetings and send them to an outside consulting company to have them compiled into data. That data will then be shared at various cluster meetings throughout the district, which will influence the direction the superintendent and other administrators take in redistricting.
Find a schedule for the meetings and the clusters according to geographic region on the district's website at iowacityschools.org.