- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Three eastern Iowa mayors are considering cutting ties with the Davenport Community School District and forming their own.

The Quad-City Times reports (https://bit.ly/1FaoAFG ) the mayors of Blue Grass, Buffalo and Walcott are exploring the possibility of creating an independent school district. The plan would include building a new high school for the three towns.

A Davenport district spokeswoman said Thursday the administration was unaware of the proposal and hadn’t looked into it.

Currently, Blue Grass and Buffalo have their own elementary schools, and Walcott’s school goes up to eighth grade. Most students commute to Davenport for high school.

Blue Grass Mayor Tim Brandenburg says adding a district would better serve students from rural areas than “throwing our kids to the wolves at one of the largest schools in the state.”

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Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com


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