One school question was approved and one failed, in voting Tuesday in the Iowa Quad Cities.

No Change in UT Tax Rate

Dec 11, 2018

The tax rate will stay the same, but some property owners in the United Township School District may pay more in taxes next year. Monday night the school board gave its final approval for next year's budget, including a rate of a-dollar-88 per 1,000 dollars assessed value - no change from the past several years.

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It's a beautiful day for a topping off on the campus of Augustana College in Rock Island. Union workers used a crane to lift the final two steel beams onto the four-story addition to the Hanson Hall of Science. One of the beams is painted blue and has been signed by college students, faculty, and staff. The other features a Christmas tree and an American flag.

This week, the Moline  school board will interview three finalists for district superintendent.

School Elections Tuesday

Dec 10, 2018
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Polls will be open Tuesday in both the Davenport and Bettendorf school districts.

Next week, residents of the Bettendorf School District will decide whether it can borrow 30 million dollars. The money would be used for a long list of projects.

A key funding source for the Davenport School District will be on the ballot next week. On Tuesday (12/11), residents will be asked to renew the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy.


Nursing students at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges have a new way to get ahead. The colleges and the University of Iowa have created a partnership to allow registered nurses to earn a bachelor's degree. Lori Haugen, director of nursing at the the Eastern Iowa colleges, says the agreement is called, "RN to BSN Three plus One-point-five." 

Moline High School

It's the season of giving and eating donuts. Wednesday morning, Moline High School kicked off its Annual Share Joys Campaign with a Donut-Eating Contest. 

Property taxes should stay the same for most residents of the Black Hawk College District. Thursday night  trustees are expected to give their final approval to next year's tax levy.