Iowa Schools Have Millions Socked Away. Why Aren’t They Spending?


Iowa school districts are sitting on more than $145 million in funding that frustrated superintendents say they can’t spend because of legislative restrictions.

The earmarked money has built up in dozens of funds over the years, growing from $130 million in 2013, according to a Des Moines Register review of state data.

Now, education officials are lobbying to loosen the spending restrictions so they can use the money where they say it is needed most, rather than watching the categorized accounts build up year after year while they scramble to find funding in other areas.

Read more…(The Des Moines Register)

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