Davenport school board candidates talk diversity, open enrollment during forum Tuesday night

Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 6:53 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Candidates for the Davenport school board addressed a variety of issues, including diversity and open enrollment, during a forum Tuesday night.

The hour-long forum, hosted by the Davenport Community School District, was held in the Jim Hester Board Room at the Davenport Schools Achievement Service Center and was moderated by KWQC-TV6′s Morgan Ottier and Talya Faggart.

There are three spots up for grabs in the Nov. 2 election. The candidates are:

  • Bruce Potts, incumbent
  • Farrah N. Powell
  • Karen Gordon
  • Allison Beck, incumbent

A second Davenport candidate forum will be held Saturday at the Davenport Public Library, 6000 Eastern Ave.

Candidates can meet with the public at 1:30 p.m. The forum will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and will be focused on questions regarding how the school board’s decisions impact marginalized students.

The forum will be hosted by the Davenport Chapter of the NAACP Unit 4019 and Davenport LULAC, Friends of MLK.

It also is co-sponsored by Dress for Success Quad Cities; Gathering of Women; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Anyone who would like to submit a question for consideration to be asked can email and put “Davenport School Board Forum” in the subject line.

The forum will air live on COZI 6.3 and its digital platforms, including, the KWQC News App, AppleTV, FireTV, Roku, VUit, NBC, Hulu, YoutubeTV fuboTV, and NewsON.

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