The Iowa City Community School District Board of Education is comprised of seven community members who are elected by the District's citizens. These board members are elected at-large and each serve overlapping terms of four years.
The School Board's primary responsibility is to establish policies that govern the operations of the Iowa City Community School District. While it holds authority over local school affairs, its powers are subject to certain limitations imposed by the state legislature, the courts, and the expressed will of the people through School District elections.
The Board of Education conducts official business only during formal sessions, which require a majority of its members to be present. The Board President acts as the spokesperson for the School Board on matters related to public schools.
The Board of Education serves the public and all of its meetings, including committee meetings, are open to the community. Public attendance and input are encouraged by the Board of Education.Regular meetings of the ICCSD Board of Education are scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 1725 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA, unless posted otherwise. Special meetings are also called when necessary. All meeting notices are announced to local media and posted on the District website.
State law permits the Board to go into closed session only to discuss personnel matters, property acquisition, consult with attorneys, etc. These sessions must be posted and all action taken must conform with the requirements of the Iowa Open Meetings Law.
Board meeting agendas are posted on the District’s website at least 24 hours before a scheduled meeting. Special provisions apply in case of an emergency meeting.
As members of the Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors, our commitment is to implement and follow our operating set of Board Norms.
We will foster open, honest, and transparent communication.
We will listen with the goal of understanding.
We will act in good faith and assume positive intent, with a focus on the best interest of students.
We will model the behavior and values we wish to see in students and staff.
We will be prepared for discussion on agenda topics.
We will embrace our roles as mentors and mentees.
We will be accountable to the public, especially to our students.