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.
Our newsletter summarizing the 2016 session can be found here. It outlines the victory on independent accreditation, funding issues, assessments, the ESA effort, and more. Be sure to forward the PDF to your school parents, friends, and anyone who may be interested. Thank you to everyone who emailed your legislators this session. Although they didn’t […]
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.
On September 16, school choice supporters from all over the State gathered in Des Moines to discuss the future of school choice initiatives. Here are a couple of stories that provide good summaries of what happened: Iowa School Choice Advocates Gather In Des Moines Governor Raises Concern Before School Choice Group Branstad Advocates For Choice […]
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