Proposal for Davenport budget cuts revised, approved–would eliminate 30 teachers and six administrators

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The Davenport school board unanimously approved an amended version of superintendent Robert Kobylski’s recommendations to slash the district’s budget by $4.7 million.

That includes eliminating 30 teachers and six administrators, and 10 others, for 46 total positions.

The Keystone Academy will close, and students in the alternative education program will be moved to their home schools in separate areas.

There would also be a salary freeze for administrators, so they wouldn’t get any raises next year.

Non administrators will only receive a 1.5% raise for 2021, rather than the planned 2%.

The superintendent pointed out that the state has given input that the district had too many employees in the first place.

Mid City High will no longer serve 9th graders.

High schools will switch to a modified block schedule, teachers will instead instruct for four straight 90 minute blocks.

The proposal will now go to the School Budget Review Committee, whose judgement is expected on March 10th.

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