By: Kate Pabich
Emotions ran high Monday, as Davenport school leaders tried to figure out how to make up for a more than $3 million deficit.
School Board members were supposed to make a decision Monday, but after an announcement in last week's meeting to cut dozens of educators across the district, plans had to be pushed back.
Now, they're giving legislators until Friday to figure out how much money the district will actually get.
That also gives them more time to decide what to do about recent recommendations to cut the Children Villages programs for infants to 2 year olds.
The early childhood program is facing a nearly $700 thousand deficit. That's on top of the 3.2 million dollars.
So, to make up for that added deficit, Board Members are urging early childhood leaders to try and come up with a solution so they don't have to make these devastating cuts.
School Board leaders have to make a decision by April 15, which is next year's budget deadline.