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.