On February 8, 2011, Representative Andrew Wenthe spoke against a bill which allows 0% allowable growth for schools in Iowa. He stresses that education should be a priority and this bill will hurt schools. Click here to watch the full video clip.
House Republicans passed a zero percent Allowable Growth for Iowa schools instead of providing 2 percent growth offered by Democrats for next year. Allowable growth sets the amount of state and property tax dollars that funds school districts. The growth is set by the legislature every year to provide a cost of living adjustment to schools. [...]
The Iowa House prepares to debate a plan by Republicans to decrease support to k-12 schools instead of providing 2 percent growth for next year. The allowable growth formula sets the amount of state and property tax dollars that funds school districts. The growth is set by the legislature every year to provide a cost of [...]
House and Senate leaders today firmly stated their intention to continue the progress made in education last year by increasing basic state aid to schools, increasing teacher pay and expanding access to quality pre-school. The lawmakers also said they planned to approve a rigorous and relevant curriculum to make sure every Iowa student is ready for [...]
Continuing the progress in education from last year, the Iowa House today approved a $222, or 4 percent, increase in per pupil state aid to schools for the 2009-2010 school year. Called allowable growth, the Legislature must set the rate 18 months in advance so school districts can plan their budgets. “This is just the first [...]