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Parents petition for new school

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Concerned parents within the Iowa City community school district are calling for a third high school.

A petition started on Monday asks the Iowa City school board to resume pursuing land to build a third high school in the North Corridor area.  Projections at West high school show increased enrollment over the next several years.

Petition organizers say planning needs to begin now or the district will be dealing with problems like overcrowding.

"We'll have a lot more students and a lot less space unless we get planning," said organizer Anne Johnson.  "The petition really started to encourage the district to put a third high school back into planning."

In just the first 48 hours, the petition has generated more than 500 signatures.  Johnson hopes to have more than 1,000 signatures when she presents the petition to the board next Monday.

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