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Davenport School Budget Cuts $3.2 Million

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The Davenport school board has voted to cut $3.2-million from next year's budget.

Board members had hoped they would have a better idea about how much allowable growth they would receive from the state but lawmakers left for the weekend without making a decision on funding.
   
Not knowing an exact amount has board members frustrated. 

"It's nice that they can go home and take a recess for the weekend, but here we are on Friday noon trying to make a decision," Davenport school board V.P. Ken Krumwiede said. "So, hopefully they can make a decision soon."

"They have a pretty good part time job and, they get paid pretty well for it and they can't get their work done," President Ralph Johanson said. "It's sad."

 Part of the board's cuts include big changes to busing. Students who use paid conditional busing will now have to walk to school.
 
Two bus routes from North High to Central High have been eliminated. Board members say budget reductions will happen for the next 4 years.

 

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