Although it is a tough budget year for the State of Iowa and many interest groups are asking for increased resources, we have heard time and again this year that “K-12 education will be held harmless.” We laid significant groundwork for tax credit and education savings account legislation moving forward. Despite this, funding of transportation services for nonpublic school students is facing a cut in SSB 1198.
Action Alert! Email Your Legislators In Support of Our Students!
Would you be willing to email your legislators today and ask them to seize this final opportunity of the year to pass meaningful legislation that would positively impact students in every educational setting?
Act Now! ESA Pilot Program Action Alert!
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 […]
ESEA Debate Heats Up
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:
IACS March 2015 Newsletter
The IACS March 2015 Newsletter is now available. Please read and share!