Ten of the 14 candidates running for the Davenport School Board offered stances on a variety of topics Tuesday at a forum hosted by the Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad-Cities. It was the second school board forum in as many days.
Many of the questions focused on social-justice issues, including special education, substance abuse, students and teachers of color and mental health.
The 14 candidates are vying for four at-large seats. The election is Nov. 5.
Students and teachers of color
Davenport Schools were cited for disproportionality, which includes over-identifying students of color for special education services, and giving harsher discipline to students of color and students receiving special education services.