Category Archives: Public Comment

If You Can’t Say Something Nice About Someone….

The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) recently launched its $107,000 ThoughtExchange program, an online communication tool by which a large number of participants can make their opinions known on various issues affecting ICCSD.1 Through ThoughtExchange, ICCSD asks participants to review and assign stars … Continue reading

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Part II of Should ICCSD Spend Money on ThoughtExchange?

Yikes, ThoughtExchange is back on the school board agenda–see here under the misnomer, Stakeholder Relations Report (MIS), which includes a link to an attachment showing a price of $170,720 for ThoughtExchange over five years.  This expense would be paid for by the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) taxpayer provided … Continue reading

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2015 ICCSD Candidate Positions on Comment by Public at Board Meeting at Time of Specific Agenda Items

At its June 23, 2015, meeting, the current Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) board (with the exception of Tuyet Baruah who voted nay) voted in favor of a new controversial Community Comment policy that does not permit the public … Continue reading

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