Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors
Compassion - Commitment - Common Sense
For Our Children, Our Community, Our Future
Outdoor Meet & Greet Event
Friday, October 29 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Come meet Jayne Finch in person and witness first-hand why she will be a great School Board member! Hot Cocoa & Cookies will be served.
Jayne Finch continues to receive Endorsements in support of her candidacy
Finch is a native Iowan, a University of Iowa graduate, a physician assistant and member of the school district equity committee. She is committed to be the voice of the voiceless, ending bullying, representing students with different abilities and students of color, among others. She is concerned about the disproportionate disciplinary practices of students and is a believer in practicing restorative justice policies rather than punishment and suspension that result in the achievement gap.
Finch believes that House File 802 is a scare tactic intended to intimidate teachers when addressing American history of racism. She supports teachers and advocates for teacher training so they are well aware of their legal limitation when addressing racism. She thinks the district needs to recruit, hire and retain more administrators and teachers of color to represent the entire student body. She sees herself as a representative from the community to the schools. Finch cites concerning data that 50% of students feel they are marginalized. She sees herself as representative of students with disabilities and underrepresented students.
Students now become the voice and change-makers for the adults. She leads by giving power away and empowering others.