(Atlantic) Good news for school districts across the state of Iowa. The Iowa Legislative session ended Thursday and one of the bills passed was a two-plus-two-percent allowable growth for schools next school year and four-percent in 2014-2015.
Atlantic Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein (pictured) says they were thinking for a long time that it was going to be zero.
“Which would have been about $60,000 in new money for the district,” stated Amstein. “But now with the two-plus-two-percent the district will receive roughly $300,000.”
He says the four-percent allowable growth for 2014-2015 school will really help them plan their budgets and do some things in the coming years.
Dr. Amstein says the four-percent allowable growth will be a good shot in the arm for school districts across the state, not only this year but for the following year as well.
May 24, 2013