Iowa Raises K-12 Funding by 1%


DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Iowa Senate on Monday approved a Republican bill that increases state K-12 education funding by one percent.

It passed 28 to 21.

While this gives about $32 million in additional state aid for next school year, most school superintendents said they need a three or four percent increase to avoid cuts.

The Senate also passed a bill that would provide millions of dollars for school busing.

Right now, districts don't get any extra money if they cover a large geographical area.

This bill could benefit rural districts like Western Dubuque.

It now goes to Governor Reynolds who will likely sign it into law.


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