A key house committee has already approved a package of education initiatives that will strengthen Iowa k-12 schools and protect local property taxpayers.  On a 12-4 vote, the House Education Committee passed a series of reforms to help Iowa land up to $175 million in Race to the Top funds. (House File 2033)

Iowa property tax payers will benefit from another bill passed to make sure schools spend down their cash reserves before raising property taxes. (House File 2030)  

Requested by schools last fall, two other bills approved by the committee will delay setting the school aid formula schools by one year, instead of setting it two years in advance. (House File 2031 & 2032)