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Iowa Preschool Bill Headed To Governor's Desk

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School districts in Iowa may soon get more authority in dealing with parents who enroll their kids in the state's voluntary preschool program, but then fail to bring those kids to class.

The bill was just passed by the legislature and is heading to Governor terry Branstad's desk for approval.

It would allow schools to require that children enrolled in preschool attend regularly and to reprimand parents of chronically absent students.

Supporters say the measure is needed because many districts have waiting lists for pre-schools and this would stop spots from being filled by students who don't attend.