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District special education approach being revisited

District special education approach being revisited

Timothy O'Leary, Reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Davenport School District has recently been under scrutiny by the state due to failures in the current special education programs provided. The district has received several audits across 2018, multiple relating to the special education department, namely being out of compliance with disproportio...

District under fire for overspending and discrimination

District under fire for overspending and discrimination

Dani Reitz, Co-Managing Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

State-issued audits, 83 positions to be cut, and over $13,000,000 in budget cuts. Due to violations made by the Davenport Community School District, all those listed are now inevitable. The district is under fire for mismanaging money and education violations, which include poor education management for o...

Tate requests 1.5 million reserve fund dip for school security

Tate requests 1.5 million reserve fund dip for school security

Billie Jo Sherman, Reporter

April 11, 2018


Filed under News

The infamous Feb. 14 Florida Parkland school shooting has motivated Superintendent Dr. Art Tate to strongly review school security for Davenport Schools. On Mar. 29, Tate sent a letter to Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa legislative leaders requesting school districts an opportunity to use reserve funds to strengt...

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