School Board Meetings
Follow this link for the: 2018-19 Regular and Committee of the Whole Board Meeting Calendar
Meetings of the Davenport Community School Board are held to conduct the business of the Davenport Community Schools, which serve the communities of Blue Grass, Buffalo, Davenport, and Walcott.
The start time for Regular meetings of the School Board is 6:00 PM on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. The School Board also conducts Committee-of-the-Whole meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month also in the Jim Hester Board Room. At these meetings, board members discuss a variety of topics but do not vote or take any action. All board meetings are held on the Jim Hester Board Room (2nd floor) of the Davenport Schools Achievement Service Center, 1702 Main Street. (New location as of 8/27/18).
School Board meetings, including discussions and actions, are conducted in open session. The School Board only convenes in closed session, as provided by the Iowa Open Meetings Law, to discuss such things as personnel evaluations, litigation, real estate purchases, and student expulsions.
Streaming videos of the regular board meetings are available on our website and are also televised Wednesdays at noon on Mediacom Cable Channel 19. To access School Board Agendas and materials from meetings follow this link: School Board Agendas
Public Participation at Board Meetings
Citizen interest in Davenport Community School Board proceedings is appreciated and valued. Citizens are welcome to address the board during open forum and pre-arranged presentations.
- Open Forum – Complete an open forum request form found at the back of the meeting room and submit to the board secretary, seated next to the board table, before the meeting begins. The Board President will call you to the podium where you will need to clearly state your name and address. Citizens have two minutes to speak and you will be timed. The Board cannot respond to comments made in Open Forum due to Open Meetings Laws.
- Pre-Arranged Presentations to be placed on the Board Agenda – Persons desiring to make a presentation should submit a written request to the board secretary no later than 12 days prior to the meeting: • Mary Correthers, School Board Secretary, Davenport Community Schools, 1606 Brady St., Davenport, IA 52803. She also may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (563) 336-7431. Your request will be reviewed by the Agenda Committee and Ms. Correthers will get back with as to whether your presentation will be placed on the agenda.