Gov. Kim Reynolds to sign K-12 funding bill

DES MOINE, Iowa- Iowa governor Kim Reynolds says she will sign an education funding bill as it has passed both the Iowa House and Senate.

Two education funding bills are on their way to Gov. Kim Reynolds after passing both chambers of the Iowa Legislature.

The Republican-led Senate passed the bill  Wednesday, February 14. Four Democrats also supported the bill.

The bill titled "HF 306 will add $89.3 million for the 2019-2020 school year.

This would increase the state’s total K-12 contribution to more than $3.3 billion, a roughly 2%  increase over the current budget.

The new legislation increases the state’s contribution to each student from $6,736. to $6,875.

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