Sara Barron for School Board

Equity, excellence, community, and vision

The Four Principles: Equity, Excellence, Community, and Vision

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EQUITY     Every student in the Iowa City Community School District should have equal access to high-quality education and resources.

As a steward of public education, Sara will work to ensure that every student in the district has equal access to the outstanding learning opportunities we provide. Sara will advocate for programs and curricula that are responsive to individual academic needs and respectful of all cultural, economic, social, and racial backgrounds. Sara believes that every student in the district has something to contribute to its overall diversity.

EXCELLENCE     A wide range of innovative programs will ensure that ICCSD students are ready to lead.

Sara understands that our schools must invest in a range of programming for students of all abilities. She’ll see to it that we offer 21st-century educational opportunities and technology district-wide. Sara will also maintain a focus on the health and well-being of students and staff.

COMMUNITY     The ICCSD can help to build strong families, neighborhoods, and community.

Sara supports neighborhood schools and partnerships that benefit both the schools and the broader community. Sara believes that facility and program decisions need to be evaluated for their impact on community development, particularly in more vulnerable areas.

VISION     Let’s listen to each other, work together, and move forward as one district.

As a board member, Sara will be an engaged listener and learner, seeking opinions and perspectives from people throughout the district. Where disagreements or conflicting needs arise, Sara will balance the desires of the community with the advancement of the district as a whole. With leaders like Sara who are creative, thoughtful, respectful, and future-thinking, we can take decisive—not divisive—action.

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