camcarlson

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Gone Bust

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A quick update to my Feb 17 entry — UNI announced today they will be closing Price Lab effective July 1. No word on how many students will be transitioning over to the CF school district. From what I’ve read, any closure would require state legislation, so that’s the next thing to watch for, to see if that can be done by this summer.

Aside from Valley Lutheran (a quick web search didn’t reveal how many students they have), it will be odd having only one high school in Cedar Falls. No more *snort* inter-city rivalries!

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Written by camcarlson

February 22, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Posted in Cedar Valley

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  1. It’s a sad day for UNI. The Cedar Falls school district will now have a huge influx of students to deal with, not to mention all of the field experience hours and influx of college education majors in their classrooms. While this may save UNI money, it will just shift the responsibility to the CF school district instead, and they’ll have to pay for it all. There is also now going to be a distinct lack of research opportunities in the field of education for UNI, and UNI will no longer be the premiere education institution with it’s own lab school. Whoever made this decision is an idiot, and whoever put UNI in a position to *have* to make this decision is an even bigger idiot. This reeks of rampant mismanagement.

    trumpethustra

    February 26, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    • The Board of Regents approved the closure today, and said legislative action is not needed. So it looks like a done deal at this point. Yeah, CF/WLO schools are going to see more students… CF already announced they may add trailers to a few elementary schools to handle the extra students. As much as I’d like to blame President Allen, I have to point a finger at the state legislature for constantly cutting funding year after year after year. Price Lab needs serious funds for renovation (not as much as what Allen says — $30M — but definitely several million) and UNI can only trim/nip/tuck from athletics and sparsely-attended majors for so long before the budget cuts hit where it hurts. Looks like that day finally came.

      camcarlson

      February 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

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