23 Feb '18, 11pm

#Iowa legislators debate #student #transportation #funding, #schoolbus ride times.

One-time Versus Long-term Funding Senate File 455 modifies the calculation of supplemental state aid given to school districts, based on costs per student as well as the state's percent of growth. It also provides funding for mandatory school transportation, with more funds going to districts with higher transportation costs per student. The Senate's version of the bill, which was introduced last March, would raise funding in increments of up to $20 per student over the next 10 years. But the House version that passed on Monday added amendment H-8010, which changed that to an extra $5 per student for this year only. Rep. Walt Rogers explained that the amended bill would use the allotted $11.2 million to reduce some districts' per-student transportation costs from $970 to $432, and that much of the funding would go to rural districts. But not all legislators agree. "One-tim...

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