Clinton superintendent talks school voucher bill
CLINTON, Iowa (KWQC) - Iowa legislators are attempting to pass a school choice bill that will allow Iowa families to choose where their children attend school.
On Monday, Clinton Community School District Superintendent Gary DeLacy talked about what this bill could mean for the district if passed.
“I don’t mind competition as long as we have an even playing field. This bill does not have an even playing field to it, it still allows private schools to pick and choose,” he said. “Obviously when you use public funds, in my opinion, that means you accept anyone that comes to the door.”
While larger metropolitan districts wouldn’t see a huge impact on student enrollment and to their fiscal budgets, rural community districts could see a potential loss in their student body. According to lawmakers, the reasons behind the bill are to allow parents of students in K-12 education to get the best of what their area has to offer, and shouldn’t be barred by district borders.
The bill has previously been struck down in the legislature.
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