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Wittenmeyer May Be Victim Of Budget Cuts

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The Davenport school district is looking to save money next year and this could possibly mean ending a partnership or cutting funding for one of its schools.

Next year the district will need to cut somewhere between $3-$4 million dollars and an 8-year relationship with the Annie Wittenmeyer Learning Center could be among those cuts. The Wittenmeyer school is a place for students who struggle in public school and may also have some emotional or behavioral problems.

Whittenmeyer officials say the district has already cut $250,000 in funding last year, causing the school to reduce staff.

They say further cuts would jeopardize the resources needed to help those students.

"We want to be able to provide quality services," said Cheryl Goodwin, CEO of Family Resources. "We want to be able to wrap services around them in a way that's going to not only be a healing academic journey for them but a journey to grow in their emotional well being as well."

Davenport school board leaders won't make budget recommendations until March but the board will begin in-depth talks about it in January.

 

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