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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, ...

A step forward

The school board gathered for nearly two hours discussing the current state of the district.

Tim O'Leary, Reporter

November 8, 2018

An emergency board meeting was called at J.B. Young on Wednesday, Oct. 31 after the swearing in of interim Superintendent TJ Schneckloth the night before. The meeting discussed various topics, notably the new superintendent's contract and how pension programs would be handled. Later on Monday, Nov. ...

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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