News Media Inquiries

  • One of the goals of our Community Affairs Department is to assist our news media partners and help facilitate the flow of information where possible.

    The Iowa City Community School District requests that all media inquiries begin with the Community Affairs Department.  Please do not directly contact principals or staff at individual buildings. 

    There are several advantages to making our Community Affairs Department your first point of contact:

    • We can direct your inquiry to the right person or department much more quickly
    • If certain people or resources are not available at the time of your call, we can often find other avenues for you
    • We can help to ensure that any students involved in your story have the appropriate parental permissions
    • Community Affairs Department participation ensures that school board policies are followed

    Due to the large number of media requests we receive, it is necessary for the Community Affairs Department to manage the process in order to protect the student instructional day and minimize disruption of student learning.

    Please direct all media inquiries to Kristin Pedersen at