Multiple school choice programs have been challenged in court and in almost every case, well-designed and religiously neutral programs that empower parents are upheld as constitutional.
The Iowa Department of Education announced yesterday that they are now accepting applications for vendors wanting to offer services to ESA-recipients through the Odyssey Marketplace.
The “Students First Act” (House File 68), was signed into law by Governor Kim Reynolds Tuesday, January 24th. The bill passed the House by a vote of 55-45 and the Senate 31-18 the evening before. It was great timing as both chambers passed the bill and Governor Reynolds signed it during National School Choice Week.
The House and Senate have each introduced the Governor’s education reform package, HSB 1 and SSB 1022 respectively. We encourage you to contact your state Senator and Representative today and ask for support for this legislation as it’s written!
The House is hosting a public hearing on the “Students First Act” on Tuesday, January 17, at 5:00pm. Please sign up and join us!