Bettendorf Schools Prepares to Renovate Grant Wood Elementary

BETTENDORF - Bettendorf Schools plans to spend nearly $17 million to renovate Grant Wood Elementary at the same site as the current one on Hillside Drive. 

The city's mayor, Bob Gallagher, talked to WQAD News 8 during Good Morning Quad Cities on Thursday, March 9, 2017, for its 'Breakfast With...' segment. A viewer asked us whether the city can make a decision for a school district if it wants them to do so.

Gallagher says the city and school district are two separate entities, and even though they can't make decisions for them, they can offer them advice on what to do.

"We're the ones who provided them with information about FEMA houses." Gallagher said. "I called their last board chair and said, 'Let's talk about this and get the right people together.' I said, 'We have some information for you.' We have very open lines of communication, so they can make decisions on the most available and up to date information that is there."

We hope you can join us Thursday, March 16, 2017 when we interview Jeff Kirwan and David Erickson from the Illinois Farm Bureau. We'll be at Millennium Lanes in Aledo until 7:30 a.m. To ask them a question for our segment, click here.