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Tate Hearing Postponed

Davenport School District

The superintendent of the Davenport schools is off the hook for a while longer. Wednesday the state Board of Educational Examiners announced the hearing for Art Tate before an administrative law judge has been postponed.

Last summer the board filed a formal charge against him - that he allowed the school district to spend more than allowed by law, and it scheduled his hearing for February.

But now the hearing has been re-scheduled for June. 

Iowa's school funding formula requires Davenport to spend 175 dollars less per student than many other districts in the state. And Doctor Tate has worked hard in recent years to publicize this disparity, and try to convince the legislature to change the formula.

He could lose his license, and his job, depending on the result of this case. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.