Candidate R.J. Meyer is concerned about parental choice and advocates for getting more involved in the schools to create a 'stronger and more cohesive' district.
Lowell Stutzman, one of six people running for a board seat, is concerned about additional burdens placed on school staff and how that's affecting students' education.
T.W. Ingham, one of six people running for three seats, has focused his campaign on the safety of students, staff in the midst of a pandemic.
Alan Heisterkamp said district committee he serves on has worked to address disparities for students of color.
A portion of the structure on 70 acres north of West 27th Street is visible as steel beams, pre-cast concrete are put into place.
Brenda Fite's decision to move her son to a parochial school is an issue for some she has spoken to on the campaign trail.
Superintendent Andy Pattee's salary and benefits are growing more than $13,000 to $224,500.
The Wednesday night forum featured five of the six people running for three at-large seats up for election Nov. 2.
Educator Jeff Orvis, one of six people running for three seats, raised concerns about legislation approved by the state this year.
Sixteen people spoke to a full house during Monday's Cedar Falls board meeting and another two people spoke at the Waterloo school board about the divisive face covering policies.
Supporters are encouraged to speak at Monday's Cedar Falls and Waterloo school board meetings.
Mask requirements for elementary students in the Waterloo and Cedar Falls school districts will be decided based on county and individual scho…
The Cedar Falls and Waterloo school boards both have contested at-large races along with one seat on Hawkeye Community College's board of trustees.
Secondary students in both the Waterloo and Cedar Falls schools will continue to be 'strongly encouraged' to wear masks, a joint statement released by the districts said.
Superintendent Andy Pattee told the Board of Education Monday, just after the judge's decision, that officials were still examining the order and learning about next steps.
Newcomer Brenda Fite is running for a seat on the Board of Education along with current members Jeff Orvis and Alan Heisterkamp.
Of 182 requests, 143 students open enrolled out of the Waterloo Schools after 39 were denied by a receiving district or cancelled by parents.
The Waverly-Shell Rock, Denver and Cedar Falls districts were awarded Governor's Emergency Education Relief funding to address needs that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Planning underway as school districts look at potential uses for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief dollars.
Southdale Elementary and most other metro area schools welcomed students back for a new year.
Superintendent Andy Pattee told the Board of Education that it will be 'very similar' to last spring, but highlighted the use of ultraviolet light for sanitation purposes.
Another 14 requests are coming before the board Monday after the state banned voluntary diversity plans, including one the Waterloo district had.
Districts have seen increased need for programs after the COVID-19 pandemic caused some students to miss school during quarantine and others didn't excel at virtual learning.
Cedar Falls school board Monday approved recommendations accepting open enrollment requests from 29 Waterloo Schools students next fall while denying 15 others.
Report recommends approving 29 student requests from the neighboring school district, where a voluntary diversity plan is now banned, and denying another 15.