The Real View, by Mike Thayer
The city of Coralville just won a national award for city planning, and the school board wants to tell Coralville officials - award winning officials - and other area cities how to zone?
This focus by the school board on a diversity policy continues to create more problems than it supposedly fixes. That the board is trying to get cities to craft zoning rules as the school district would like them to accomodate their stupid policy is absurd. The board opened up this diversity policy can of worms and now they're trying to get city fingers into the can and create an even bigger mess! And are Utopian-minded zoning rules and a silly piece of paper really an answer to student issues? No, not at all. It's a school board pipe dream is what it is. It seems to me the board is trying to prop up something that's flawed in design. What a pointless, taxpayer dollar wasting exercise. They need to go back to the drawing board and think out-of-the-box. Their diversity policy sucks, they've already revised it multiple times to no avail and they need to leave city planners out of their failed project. The board needs to refocus on solutions for the kids, not solutions for administration.
Iowa City Community School District officials needs to look within for answers to student issues. They are in no position, no authority, to dicate to any city what zoning should or should not be.