Osage schools were recognized in Des Moines last month for their dedication to computer sciences in elementary classes. At that event, Gov. Kim Reynolds told Iowa schools would be getting a 2.5% bump in state aid. Superintendent of Osage Barb Schwamman was immediatley disappointed as she was hoping it’d be higher – and besides that, “we never get what the governor asks for.”
Schwamman was right.
Senators voted 31-17 to aid K-12 schooling a cool 2.1% – a bit lower than the governor and Schwamman had hoped for.
This 2.1% increase will bring the total to $7,024 or $144 per student. The 2.5% increase would have sprung for $7,052 or $172 per student. According to Schwamman, the original increase was barely keeping up with inflation rates. This will continue to develop in the state.