By Natalie Zarowny
The Davenport school district needs to cut next year's budget by 3 million dollars.
But at Monday night's board meeting, members decided the savings won't come from stopping three types of bus routes.
"It would have been devastation, for me to even think about her walking down Gaines, and crossing Gaines to get to the Scott County Y after leaving Jefferson Edison, and now I don't have that worry," said Minister Tonja Scott-Pate, a grandmother of a Davenport area school.
Six school board members were present.
Four voted against the changes, two voted in favor of the cuts, including the board president.
Ralph Johanson says, though the motion didn't pass, he's still hopeful the budget issue will be resolved.
"We will find the money, we will find a way to have a balanced budget by the time we're done," said Ralph Johanson, school board president.
Some of the ideas board members talked about included ways of saving money without directly affecting students, like running programs that already exist more efficiently.
The board will take up the issue again at its next meeting.