Category Archives: Superintendent

2017 ICCSD General Obligation Bond Frequently Asked Questions aka FAQs

Question :  What do Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) voters vote on during the September 12th election? A. Bond Ballot Referendum Language; B. Facilities Master Plan (FMP) of the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD); or C. Specific projects … Continue reading

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State Special Education Report of ICCSD Profoundly Disturbing

Iowa City Community School District’s (ICCSD’s) founded  and repeated failures to comply with special education law is a civil rights issue. The redacted Iowa Department of Education Accreditation Final Report Iowa City School District dated June 13, 2016 (Report) is profoundly disturbing, especially in its description … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Community Comment, First Amendment, Free Speech, ICCSD, Iowa City Schools, Murley, Open Meeting, Public Comment, Superintendent, ThoughtExchange | Leave a comment

It’s Not Far to Chicago: School Districts, Public Bidding, and Possible Conflicts of Interest

Demonstrating why school districts everywhere should utilize a transparent bidding process, the Chicago Public Schools’ district has earned bad publicity and a federal investigation for its failure to solicit bids for an approximate $20 million dollar contract it awarded to The SUPES … Continue reading

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This PERL Has To Be Earned

Superintendent Murley is going to the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) board for a Playground Equipment Recreation Levy (PERL), which is scheduled as an agenda item at the Tuesday, December 9, 2014, board meeting.  This tax would be in … Continue reading

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ICCSD’s Equity Director’s Departure Presents Opportunity to Rightsize Administration

The Press-Citizen reported this morning that Ross Wilburn, Iowa City Community School District’s (ICCSD’s) Equity Director, is vacating the position.* Data from the Press-Citizen’s website showed that Mr. Wilburn earned $107,882 in 2013.** Add on another 28% for estimated benefits, and this position … Continue reading

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ICCSD Superintendent Contract Update

The ICCSD board broke with its tradition of discussing the superintendent’s contract prior to approval and approved Superintendent Murley’s contract at its June 24, 2014, meeting. Board members Kirschling, Lynch, Swesey, and Hoelscher voted in favor of its approval; and … Continue reading

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