Rock Island School District


Enrollment is growing in the Rock Island schools, and for the first time in decades, the budget is balanced. That's according to Superintendent Reginald Lawrence during his first State of the Schools Address Tuesday to a joint meeting of the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs.

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. 

Enrollment in the Rock Island schools will be stable for a couple of years, but then start falling. Tuesday night, the board of education discussed the latest five-year projections for the district.

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Rock Island School District  Superintendent, Dr. Mike Oberhaus, will go to work for the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce. Today, the chamber announced it's hired Oberhaus as its new Vice President of Finance and Administration. He already announced his retirement next summer.

Rock Island School District

One of the top administrators for the Milwaukee schools will be the next superintendent for the Rock Island School District. Friday the board of education announced the hiring of Doctor Reginald Lawrence - he will replace Mike Oberhaus who's retiring next summer.

This week, residents of the Rock Island School District can help choose the next superintendent. Three open forums will be held for people to talk about "the qualities and characteristics" they think are most important.

Residents of the Rock Island School District can help find a new superintendent. The district has posted a survey on its website, asking for the background and abilities they value most.

United Way Announces Funding for 38 QC Organizations

May 2, 2017

Schools, health clinics and social services have some new money to spend.

Free the Teachers

Sep 21, 2016
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Even though he formally retired seven years ago, Dave Markward continues to work in education. 

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The Rock Island School District is asking business owners, parents, and community members to help create a strategic plan for the next three years. Tomorrow, school administrators will hold several focus group meetings.