Our IACS January 2019 Newsletter is out! There are a few events to pencil in on your calendar and we have an overview on the legislature and our areas of focus for the year!
Although it is a tough budget year for the State of Iowa and many interest groups are asking for increased resources, we have heard time and again this year that “K-12 education will be held harmless.” We laid significant groundwork for tax credit and education savings account legislation moving forward.
Despite this, funding of transportation services for nonpublic school students is facing a cut in SSB 1198. The budget bill is being considered by the Iowa legislature this week. The funding was cut $278,000 in this current fiscal year. Next year’s budget continues cutting nonpublic school transportation funding for a total cut of $363,000. This is unacceptable.
Please use our action alert to contact your Representative and Senator today and ask them to support nonpublic schools by truly “holding K-12 harmless.”
There are few opportunities better than Education Celebration to give students a great experience learning about civics, government, and advocacy. Please consider bringing a group to the Capitol on April 6 in support of school choice and parental rights in education!
You can see more details and sign up here. Signing up isn’t required but it helps Iowa ACE plan for materials and will get you helpful information ahead of time to help you plan your day at the Capitol!
We hope to see you there!
Our IACS March 2017 Newsletter is out. Please click the link to download the PDF.
Member schools: please share with your parents, teachers, staff, and supporters. Thank you!
One of our top priorities during the upcoming legislative session is to encourage passage of a flexible Education Savings Account (ESA) program in Iowa. In preparation for the session, our partners at Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education are offering 30-minute “Legislative Kickoff” webinars at two convenient times – Tuesday, Jan. 10 at noon and Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
The webinars will:
- present a refresher on the legislative process,
- discuss plans for the upcoming legislative session, and
- describe specific ways you can actively promote the ESA effort in your local communities.
The live webinars will only be available through viewing parties at Christian or other private schools throughout Iowa, although recordings will be available to individuals later. Check with your local school to see if they’re hosting the webinar.