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TAG Program Facing Cut, Parents Rally

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There was an impassioned plea at the Davenport School Board meeting tonight.

"If I could get down on my knees and beg you, that's what I'd do!" Central High School Parent Lynn Leming said.

One of many speaking out against a proposal to consolidate the district's talented and gifted, or 'TAG', programs for all three high schools and eliminate the full time TAG teacher position at Central High.
     
This open forum drew about two dozen parents and students stepping up to the microphone to voice their objections.

"I'm encouraged by it. I know there is a realistic budget problem," Central High School parent Dale Haake said. "But these kids are the cream of the crop and they deserve everything we can give them."

Davenport superintendent Arthur Tate told KWQC nothing is set in stone yet. 
     
He's putting together a group to look at the entire TAG program to see how they can serve all TAG students in the district within the restrictions caused by a shrinking budget.