Iowa City school district parents speak against closing schools

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Iowa City school board will save its discussion on a highly anticipated facilities plan for another day, but people in an impassioned crowd made their opinions clear Tuesday night.

And what they had to say at a school board meeting was: Do not close any schools.

“If closing Hoover (Elementary) was a common theme,” Hoover parent Chris Liebig said, referring to a presentation summarizing community meetings in recent weeks, “then not closing Hoover was a very, very common theme.”

Also Tuesday, in a separate but related action, the school board agreed to buy land for a new elementary school.

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