A newly created administrative position at Augustana College has just been filled. Doctor Monica Smith is the college's first Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and she started work just last week.
A strike at Black Hawk College could start as soon as next week. Monday leaders of the union representing faculty and professional staff gave formal notice to the college that they intend to set up picket lines next Monday (4/2).
After about a year of negotiations, a strike is possible at Black Hawk College. This week, members of the faculty, and professional and technical staff authorized their bargaining team to issue an intent to strike notice.
Iowa school districts will receive some additional new money next year. Thursday Governor Kim Reynolds signed an education funding bill that will provide 5 dollars more for per pupil spending, and money to help mostly rural districts pay the high cost of busing their students.
Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf is preparing to raise money for a new building and it's hoping a foundation based in Brooklyn New York will help. So last week, it hosted a site visit by John Gulla, executive director of the Edward E. Ford Foundation.
Job cuts and closing a school will help the Davenport School District balance its budget. Those are among the recommendations that will help the district satisfy state officials who've set a deadline of next year.