An Education Savings Account (ESA) pilot program (HF 2284) has passed subcommittee and is now eligible for debate in the House Appropriations Committee. The bill, as written, creates a 190-seat pilot program in the Waterloo and Sioux Center school districts. The idea is that over a year or two, we’d be able to iron out […]
The 2016 Legislative Session has begun. This is the second year of the 86th General Assembly. Between lower-than-expected revenue estimates, current commitments in education reform, medicaid expansion, and other areas; and the dynamics of an election year; debate on budget and policy bills may be fewer but no less intense than usual this year.
We have published the IACS July Newsletter. It has a brief summary of this year’s legislative session, points out some issues in the news that affect our schools, and has some tips for enlarging your footprint in your community. Let us know what you think by clicking below to view/download! July 2015 IACS Newsletter
H.R. 5 (the “Student Success Act”) is the House of Representatives’ version (of the ESEA) and takes the first steps in restoring equity in this area. Specifically, section 120 of H.R. 5 beings to address many of our concerns. According to the the Congressional website it includes the following provisions:
You may now download the latest newsletter from IACS here: May 2015 IACS Newsletter