The Little Hawk

Fourth Redistricting Map Released

Back to Article
Back to Article

Fourth Redistricting Map Released

Payton Evans, Co-Executive Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Iowa City Community School District has tried yet again to battle the geographic and demographic barriers preventing equality in the future of local high schools. The fourth rendition of redistricting maps were released Wednesday, April 1st at the request of the school board.

Map 4B takes into account geographical boundaries while simultaneously attempting to “(1) balance distribution of low SES, special needs, and ELL learners, and (2) avoid boundaries within 1/2 mile of current and future elementary schools, where feasible,” as described in the summary provided with the map.

Map 4F, similar to previous map 3F, vocalizes the assignment of Van Allen Elementary School to Liberty High School instead of West High School as well as the assignment of Coralville Central Elementary School to West High School instead of Liberty High School.

 

Accompanying the fourth round of proposed boundaries are charts dictating the coordinating demographic makeup of area elementary, junior high, and high schools. As it stands, Liberty High School is projected to have a significantly smaller population than the other two area high schools. According to an interview with the Iowa City Press-Citizen, chief operating officer David Dude said the most recent proposals pose challenges similar to previous ones in regards to creating a balance between geography and student demographics.

Future construction plans following the opening of the school for the 2017-2018 school year, when the boundary changes will take effect, are expected to eventually equalize the population of Liberty High School with City and West High Schools.

The school board plans to hear opinions of the community at their April 14th meeting and finalize boundary decisions in May.

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Fourth Redistricting Map Released

    MULTIMEDIA

    SDEC Holds Second Multicultural Night

  • Fourth Redistricting Map Released

    MULTIMEDIA

    Time is Slipping: Senior Slip and Slide Photos

  • Fourth Redistricting Map Released

    NEWS

    City High Presidential Speech

  • Fourth Redistricting Map Released

    City High

    Student Senate Recap: As Election Looms, Juniors Volunteer at Senior Picnic

  • Fourth Redistricting Map Released

    NEWS

    “Galaxy Nights: May the Fourth Be With You” Prom is a Hit

  • Fourth Redistricting Map Released

    MULTIMEDIA

    Students Continue to Strike for the Climate

  • Fourth Redistricting Map Released

    City High

    The 2019 Iowa City Youth Awards

  • Fourth Redistricting Map Released

    NEWS

    Little Hawk Live: Physics Bridge Breaking

  • Fourth Redistricting Map Released

    NEWS

    City High introduces Black Lives Matter Club

  • Fourth Redistricting Map Released

    NEWS

    Problems With Potholes

Navigate Right
The student news site of Iowa City High School.
Fourth Redistricting Map Released