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New superintendent moves towards the future

Davenport Community School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Kobylski prides himself for his experience in several fields that benefit his administrative role. 
“I worked at a private sector in the security industry,” Kobylsk saidi. “I also have financial background and an understanding of education.”

Tim O'Leary, Media editor

September 20, 2019

On Aug. 1 Dr. Robert Kobylski officially became the superintendent of the Davenport Community School District. Kobylski, who has worked with multiple districts as well as with private security, plans to solve some of Davenport’s issues with a boots on the ground approach.  “Every day I’ve been visiting two-three ...

Catastrophically cautious cuts

The Davenport Community School District is facing a mandatory $13 million cut enforced by the state government.

Joseph Potts, Reporter

January 11, 2019

On Nov. 29, the Davenport School Board agreed to a two-year budget plan to remove 83 positions and cut $13 million for the 2019-2020 school year. The district was hoping to have to make less cuts due to retirements and attrition. Thirty-one teachers have taken the early retirement incentive, however, ...

District under fire for overspending and discrimination

School Board Directors review budget reduction and sustainability plans at the Nov. 28 special call meeting.

Dani Reitz, Co-Managing Editor

November 30, 2018

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...

Davenport schools host German exchange students

Davenport schools host German exchange students

Tyler Newman, Reporter

November 19, 2018

The German exchange program is an opportunity for students to learn about Germany by going on an interesting experience. On the trip, students get see a new part of the world, experience german language up close, and stay with a german family. Students also get to try new foods, put their german ski...

District budget reduction plan passed

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Emma Bernick, Media Editor

September 4, 2018

On Tuesday Sept. 4, a special call school board meeting was held in the new Davenport Community School District board room located in the re-purposed J.B. Young school building. The meeting was called to approve the five year budget reduction plan created by the district administration, including Chief Financial Officer Claudia Wood. The plan passed in a close 4-3 vote. The plan ...

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