Davenport school board candidates talk inequity, budget concerns during forum Saturday

Published: Oct. 23, 2021 at 1:54 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Candidates for the Davenport school board tackled a number of topics, including student inequity and budget concerns due to open enrollment, during a two-hour forum Saturday at the Davenport Public Library.

The forum, hosted by the Davenport Chapter of the NAACP Unit 4019 and Davenport LULAC, Friends of MLK, focused on questions regarding how the school board’s decisions impact marginalized students.

It also was 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.

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

The forum was moderated by KWQC-TV6′s Talya Faggart. Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins also spoke about changes to Iowa’s election law.

Visit TV6′s Learn United page to learn more about education in the Quad Cities area.

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