116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Karla Cook will seek re-election to the Iowa City school board.
Cook, 67, of 45 Edgewood Circle in Iowa City, was first elected two years ago to fill a vacant seat on the board. She now will run for a full four-year term.
If re-elected, Cook said her top priority would be for the board to work together to resolve ongoing issues and increasing needs faced by the district.
The school district is projected to add 3,000 students over the next decade. The school board is expected to soon create a long-term facilities plan to guide the construction of new schools, additions to others and possibly the closure of one or more schools.
“On our board and throughout the community there's virtually total agreement on the importance of education. But there's a range of opinions on what actions our board should take to best achieve that,” Cook said in a news release. “It's vitally important for our board to work together productively to determine priorities based on what's best for the entire district.”
Cook is a retired Iowa City school district math teacher. She is married and has two adult children.
The school board election is Sept. 10. Three of the seven seats are up for election.