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IOWA HOUSE PASSES PUBLICLY FUNDED CHARTER SCHOOL BILL

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THE IOWA HOUSE HAS PASSED A BILL TO SET UP A NEW PATHWAY FOR ESTABLISHING A PUBLICLY-FUNDED CHARTER SCHOOL.

REPRESENTATIVE SKYLER WHEELER IS A REPUBLICAN FROM ORANGE CITY.

CHARTER1 OC……..FOR THEM.” :09

IF THE BILL BECOMES LAW, A SO-CALLED “FOUNDING GROUP” COULD APPLY TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO START A CHARTER SCHOOL.

TAXPAYER FUNDING FOR IOWA STUDENTS IN PUBLIC DISTRICTS WHO ENROLL IN A CHARTER SCHOOL WOULD SHIFT OVER TO THE CHARTER.

DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS HALL OF SIOUX CITY SAYS CHARTER SCHOOLS CANNOT CHARGE TUITION, SO IOWA TAXPAYERS COULD END UP PAYING TO EDUCATION OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS WHO ENROLL.

CHARTER2 OC…..GENERAL FUND.” :05

WHEELER, THE BILL’S FLOOR MANAGER, SAYS IOWA’S EXISTING CHARTER SCHOOL LAW DOESN’T PROMOTE COMPETITION.

CHARTER3 OC……..OFF ON IT.” :13

THE BILL NOW GOES TO THE SENATE.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, REPUBLICANS IN THE IOWA SENATE PASSED A LARGER EDUCATION PACKAGE THAT INCLUDED MANY OF THE CONCEPTS OUTLINED IN THE HOUSE BILL.

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