Thanks to the state, and local shoppers, the new budget for the Rock Island School District will be balanced, with even a small surplus. After a public hearing Tuesday night, the board of education approved a $71 million budget for the new school year. 

UT Addition Finished

Aug 5, 2019

One year, and 9 1/2 million dollars later, a major construction project has been completed at United Township High School in East Moline. Monday afternoon the school will hold a ribbon cutting and open house.

Davenport School District

A new superintendent will be able to lead the Davenport schools this year after all. Thursday state officials ended months of uncertainty and approved the appointment of Doctor Robert Kobylski.

Dr. Martin Abraham moved to Macomb a few weeks ago to serve as the new provost at Western Illinois University. But following Dr. Jack Thomas' decision to step down as president, Abraham has been thrust into the role of acting president.

Doug Freed will lead Western Illinois University's efforts to attract more students. Freed is WIU's new Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Services.

USDA Community Elgibility Provision

Free breakfasts and lunches will be available once again for all students in the Rock Island schools. For the past four years, the district has participated in a federal program called the Community Eligibility Provision, and now it's been renewed for another four years. 

from his own FB page

A long-time employee of Augustana College has died. 69 year old Stan Furlong died Friday at his home in Rock Island. 

Acting President for WIU

Jul 2, 2019

The provost and academic vice president at Western Illinois University has been promoted. On Monday, Martin Abraham officially began serving as Acting President of the university, until an interim president can be chosen. 

The Davenport School District has updated its plans on how to handle hazardous weather, armed intruders, and other emergencies. This week, to comply with a state law for all districts, the board of education approved what's called a "High Quality Emergency Operations Plan."

The state of Iowa wants to help train community college students for careers that are in high demand. Governor Kim Reynolds has just signed a funding bill for the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship program.