Iowa Legislature late in paying school districts

The Davenport Community School district will discuss its budget situation again Monday night.

The school district is struggling over allowable growth increases it could receive from the Iowa State Legislature. It doesn’t know how much money it will receive from them.

Allowable growth is part of the formula that determines how much money each school district receives. Davenport Community Schools should receive anywhere between a 0% and 4% increase in its allowable growth. The legislature hasn’t set its amount though, and it’s late in its payments.

The school district has banked on getting a 2% allowable growth increase from the state, but there’s still a chance that number could change. If Davenport Community Schools receives less money than that, they could have to cut more than their proposed $3.2 million worth of funding. If they receive more than 2%, they may be able to cut less than $3.2 million from their budget.

Monday’s school board meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Achievement Center. The district won’t vote on any funding cuts until its meeting on April 8th.

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