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State Recommends Interim Davenport Superintendent

Davenport School District

A member of the district staff, who once served as interim superintendent of the Davenport schools, may get that job again. Thursday the Iowa State Board of Education will consider a recommendation to appoint T.J. Schneckloth to be interim superintendent.

It follows the decision last week by the state board to take control of the district, after deciding district leaders were not making changes quickly enough, fixing its finances and providing equal discipline and education for Black students. 

Currently serving as Director of Learning Supports and Federal Programs, Schneckloth became interim superintendent after Art Tate left, and until Robert Kobylski was hired. And the state education department says Kobylski will continue working for the district in whatever assignments he receives from Schneckloth.

In addition, advising the interim leader will be Bill Decker, Chief Administrator of the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency and Shane Williams, Director of Educational Services. 

The Iowa Department of Education recommends these changes last for six months, and be reviewed in March. 

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.
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