Davenport Community School District requests $1.2 million for ESL Program

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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.

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