UPDATE: This story has been updated to make a correction. We originally reported that the district’s Chief Financial Officer was Claudia Wood, which was incorrect. She retired earlier this summer. The story below now accurately reflects who was voted to temporarily be replaced by the Iowa State Board of Education.
The Iowa State Board of Education voted today to temporarily replace Davenport Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Kobylski and the district’s interim Chief Financial Officer Lisa Crews.
A news release from the Department of Educations says it “made every effort over the past three years” to work with the district to address inequities in how minority students are disciplined, inadequate special education services and serious school safety concerns.
The board says the district keeps failing to improve in these areas.
There are also concerns about financial instability within the district.
We reached out to Dr. Kobylski but have not received a response yet.