The State Board of Education considered a proposal this morning to make it harder for school districts to start the fall semester early. But, they took public comments first.
Some of the comments included….
“One of the key calendar goals is to complete those first semester tests before Christmas break.”
“A lot of parents support moving the start date back, a lot of teachers as well.”
“Putting this restriction on school districts would be a step backward.”
“If you want to change the law, then that’s what you ought to do, but it is the law.”
And after public comments, the board voted 5 to 2 not to proceed with tougher requirements for districts to start the fall semester early.
But, DOE staffers say that doesn’t mean the end of the debate; they say lawmakers, or the courts, will probably have the final say.
Iowa Radio Network