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The Davenport school board voted to rescind the bell time schedule passed late April, which left many parents concerned. Many claimed they didn't have a say in a later start time, but are now satisfied with Monday's decision.

"Yes, I was very happy that they rescinded the vote," said Shelley Sterbenz, whose children will enter the fourth grade and kindergarten this fall.

The later start times would have gone into effect this fall, making a difference of an hour or more for six elementary schools. Many parents say they were concerned with transportation.

"By my children starting at 9:05, I was going to have to find childcare in the morning for them," Sterbenz said.

She, and several others, took immediate action.

"The day that I found out that they had voted for this, and I e-mailed the board, and I called the board," she said.

Trisha Stepanek, a mother of two, started a petition on change.org, reaching 955 signatures as of Monday evening.

"That's from parents, students and teachers," she said. "It feels great. It really shows me that parents do have a voice, and we all can make a difference if we all stick together and try."

The school board decided Friday to take action Monday. Members say it's the second time there has been a motion to rescind in around ten years. At the meeting, differing opinions were expressed across the board.

"We voted based on there being two options, and now we find out there are more," board director Maria Dickmann said.

"More conversation is in order before we ever approach changing the schedule as we have," said Richard Clewell, who is also on the district's board of directors.

By a vote of six to one, the motion carried to rescind the original motion passed on April 28, 2014. It now goes back to being not approved. School board members say administration will now have to come back with a recommendation for the way forward.

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