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Wittenmyer Tells District Why it Should Continue Funding

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Wittenmyer Learning Center officials made a presentation to the Davenport School Board Tuesday night, explaining why the district should continue funding the school and sending students there.

KWQC learned earlier this month the board is considering cutting ties with Wittenmyer in an effort to save money as it searches for a way to cut $3 to $4 million in the upcoming year.

The district estimates it would save about $185,000 if it were to stop sending students to the alternative school.

But Wittenmyer officials are asking the district to look elsewhere to save money – saying it may have to close its doors if the district terminates its contract with the center.

The alternative learning center's main source of revenue comes from the district. Family Resources CEO Cheryl Goodwin said the district provides Wittenmyer with about $2 million of the schools $3 million budget.

Students from the Davenport district also account for 88 percent of Wittenmyer's 130 students.

After the presentation, board members thanked the officials for their presentation, saying they will consider the information as they look for ways to cut their budget. However, no decision will be made until next year. Davenport's superintendent plans to recommend a budget in March. 

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