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Davenport Private Schools Survey

Start times at Davenport private schools are impacted by the change in public school start and end times.

 

Start times at Davenport private schools are impacted by the change in public school start and end times because both private and public schools use the same bussing system.

Private schools are now reaching out to parents to find out the school can help.  

Davenport private school parents were sent a survey Friday to voice concerns and preferences on the heated debate on the school start and end times.

The surveys were sent to parents of Trinity Lutheran, St. Paul the Apostle, John F. Kennedy, assumption and All Saints Catholic.

"Obviously as administrators we all have our thoughts about this decision by the Davenport school district so we want to know how the people actually feel, help us get some added knowledge in order to attempt to develop a plan for this,” said Andrew Craig, President of Assumption High School.

Two different surveys were sent out. One for high school parents and another to the elementary school parents.

Craig says the majority of high school students drive so the bigger issue is for the elementary schools where over half the students rely on bussing.

"The main thing is to get the information. To get people's opinions. We obviously have a challenge and we need to address some of their concerns and this is what it's for, to address those concerns,” said Craig.

Parents are hoping administrators will do their best to accommodate everyone.

"I believe the administrators will do their best job to making sure that they listen to the families and that the needs of the families are met. Remembering that you can't please everybody but in the best interest of everybody and the students,” said Kathy Schneiderman, a parent.

The survey deadline is Tuesday at noon and the private schools plan to meet on Wednesday to discuss the outcome of the survey.

 

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