Job cuts, including 75 teachers, were announced Friday afternoon for Davenport Community Schools employees.
In a news release, district spokesperson Dawn Saul did not say how many jobs would be eliminated, but some school district employees will receive “reduction-in-force” letters. Toby Paone, teachers union representative, said the majority of teachers affected by the reduction are first- and second-year teachers.
The cuts, effective June 30, come after the district overspent its budget authority for the past three years. On Dec. 11, the Iowa School Budget Review Committee approved the district’s plan to cut $13 million in