Davenport School Changes Will Make Up for Snow Days

Feb 22, 2019

Davenport students will spend more time in class each day to help the make up for snow days. The public district also plans to add two school days to the calendar to comply with state law.

Credit Davenport School District

Spokeswoman Dawn Saul says starting on Monday, March 4th, 20 minutes will be added to each school day.

Classes will begin 10 minutes earlier in the morning, and they'll end 10 minutes later in the afternoon.

For example, at most Davenport elementary schools, the bell rings to start class at 8:00 A.M. The revised schedule will require students to be at their desks by 7:50 A.M.

So far, the Davenport School District has cancelled classes seven days. And Saul says on six days, students came to school two hours late or left two hours early.

A recent art class at Davenport Central High School
Credit https://bit.ly/2IxlkMR / Davenport School District, Central High School tweet

In addition, classes will no longer end early on Wednesdays beginning March 6th. April 22nd will be a full school day instead of a day off.

And finally, one school day has been added to the end of Davenport's academic calendar. So June 6th will be the last day of classes.

The district's bus schedule will also change. It'll be posted on the web before March 4th for parents and students to check.

Saul says the goal is to meet the 1,080 hours required by Iowa law. More information is on the district's website HERE, and the revised calendar is posted below.

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