Robert Koob, UNI president, (319) 273-2566
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa announced today that Malcolm Price Laboratory School will remain a kindergarten through 12th-grade school for the foreseeable future. This decision follows the recommendations of Bill Callahan, interim dean of UNI's College of Education. The recommendations were previously approved by the Parent Teacher Partnership, the Council of Teacher Education, the College of Education Senate and UNI's Faculty Senate.
'The net result of this resolution is that all presently available grades will remain available, no student presently enrolled will lose an opportunity to remain enrolled, all current and future students in the attendance district of MPLS will have the opportunity to attend MPLS, and this will be accomplished within the budget presently approved by the Board of Regents,' said UNI president Robert Koob.
He continued, 'This result was made possible by increased collaboration between MPLS faculty and discipline departments at UNI. While it is likely that some personnel reassignment may occur, no faculty with continuing employment rights will need to be dismissed.'