Still No Deal in Dixon - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Still No Deal in Dixon

Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Burlington Man Dies In Sperry Pond

    Burlington Man Dies In Sperry Pond

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:12:09 GMT
    Des Moines County deputies have release the identity of the Burlington, Iowa man who drowned in a pond in Sperry, Iowa. The incident happened on Monday, August 25, 2014 ...More >>
    Des Moines County deputies have release the identity of the Burlington, Iowa man who drowned in a pond in Sperry, Iowa. The incident happened on Monday, August 25, 2014 ...More >>
  • Taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge A Step Further

    Taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge A Step Further

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:33:06 GMT
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a charitable craze that is sweeping the nation, and now, one local man is taking it one step further. He is using the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a woman who lost her husband to the disease and her ongoing fight to one day find a cure.More >>
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a charitable craze that is sweeping the nation, and now, one local man is taking it one step further. He is using the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a woman who lost her husband to the disease and her ongoing fight to one day find a cure.More >>
  • Lightning Starts Apartment Fire In Bettendorf

    Lightning Starts Apartment Fire In Bettendorf

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:47:39 GMT
    Officials say a lightning strike caused an apartment fire in Bettendorf on Monday. Crews were called to the 1080 39th Street around 10:36 p.m.More >>
    Officials say a lightning strike caused an apartment fire in Bettendorf on Monday. Crews were called to the 1080 39th Street around 10:36 p.m.More >>

Another day has gone by with no deal to end the teachers strike in Dixon 

But - during Sunday's negotiations - Superintendent Mike Juenger stepped away from the table to meet with parents for a "Q and A" session - open to the public. 

Hundreds of parents showed up to the Dixon VFW hall. 

Juenger started the meeting by discussing the state of finances for the District. 

He explained that due to state and federal cutbacks in funding - DSD is expecting over a millions dollars less in revenue over the next two years.

That makes it difficult to simply give in and end the strike. 

The middle of the meeting was interrupted for an announcement on the latest in negotiations. 

the School Board had proposed a 3 week break in the strike - designed to get students and teachers back in the classroom temporarily - to complete mandatory state testing. 

The teachers association has yet to respond to that. 

If the testing is not done - the school district could miss out on $280,000 worth of state funding. And worse - if the testing is not done-  the school district could start not being recognized by the state.

 

 The meeting did move forward with a q and a a lot of things addressing how do we get better books, better technology in the classroom, how do we get more teachers hired?

He addressed all those things but in this hall today - it was certainly a very pro teacher crowd as the try to move forward and get this strike finished.

Picketing is set to continue this week as well as negotiations as the strike moves later into it's second week. 

 

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.