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Iowa City Community School District Multi-Stakeholder School Climate Task Force

Bruch, S.K.; Heeren, T.; Burns, R.; Rodriguez, I.
01/2017

Abstract

This report details the results of a multi-stakeholder task force convened to gather feedback and prioritize recommendations directed at improving the experiences of students in Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) schools. Members of the multi-stakeholder task force reviewed 11 recommendations developed by University of Iowa researchers specific to the ICCSD (Table 1). The recommendations were generated using results from a districtwide survey, and refined into three focus areas; specifically, teacher and mentor relationships, inclusive community, and disciplinary environment. The ICCSD Board of Education supported the assembly of a task force to assess and prioritize potential interventions to promote equity in student experiences. The multi-stakeholder task force represented diverse viewpoints including students, parents, teachers, and administrators in the ICCSD as well as community members. The task force met on four occasions to consider recommendations, deliberate options, and provide an assessment for the Board.