Davenport’s school board voted tonight to ask the state for more than a million dollars to help teach English to minorities.
It’s a $1.2 million request to Iowa’s School Budget Review Committee.
The money is targeted for students in the English as a Second Language Program.
A decision from the state committee is expected in December.
The district had $700,000 dollars of money for it at the end of June.
This would give the district almost $2 million for the program.
The district’s already been sanctioned by the state for inadequate services for minorities in special education.