HSB 651, the Iowa Student Opportunities Act, was introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill would create an educations savings grant program and a new charter school program to expand school choice for Iowa’s public school families.
Jason Schultz: Changes to our collective bargaining law have allowed school administrators to spend locally collected dollars where they are needed.
Jason Schultz: The Iowa Senate passed SF 455 which will start to bring equity to the funding levels between small and large geographic districts.
Jack Whitver: Despite limited resources in budgeting for the FY 17-18, Iowa Senate Republicans support adding $40 million in new K-12 education spending.
Governor Terry Branstad (R-Iowa) vetoed $55.7 million in one-time money that was earmarked for supplemental payments for Iowa’s K-12 public schools.
Amy Sinclair: Common sense bills need to be passed to protect our privacy when we are at home and other places we believe are safe from prying eyes.