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One step closer! The Senate Passed its version of school start date legislation. SF 227 (School Start Date Bill) passed 32-17 restoring local control on school start date by repealing the start date provisions in the Code. We support this bill and we are hopeful the House will take up the bill, although that is not looking promising at this point. We still have a ways to go on this issue.
The Iowa Association of Christian Schools is less concerned about the particular day school starts (although there are many compelling reasons to start in August) and more concerned with who makes the decision. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.
The IACS March 2015 Newsletter is now available. Please read and share!
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Email your legislators in support of ESAs! There are great ESA bills getting attention in the House and the Senate! Please contact your Representative and your Senator now.
In the Senate, Senator Jerry Behn has introduced SF 240, similar to last session’s bill, which would create a universal ESA program in Iowa. This bill is co-sponsored by every Republican in the Senate. In the House, more than one version of an ESA bill (including HF 313) is pending, so we would just like you to contact House members to let them know you support ESAs, and asking for their position on ESAs. You will have the opportunity to edit and send two messages (one to your Senator and one to your Representative) using this easy action alert system. Please customize your emails as the wording provided is just a suggestion!
If you have already sent a message using the Iowa ACE system, we are not asking you to send another now. We’ll keep you in the loop on the latest developments through future emails, action alerts, and via our website and social media accounts.
THANK YOU! Please share this alert with others and we hope to see you on Tuesday, March 2 at the Capitol for our Noon rally in support of school choice! More info is on our website at www.iowachristianschools.org.
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IACS has published its latest newsletter featuring “Education Celebration” information, IACS priorities for this year, an update on the start date debate, and more. You can read download the PDF by clicking here. Make sure you are on our email list if you want them delivered to your inbox!