School Start Date Debate Continues in Iowa

The tourism industry in Iowa continues to raise concerns over the detrimental economic impact the school start date waiver has had on tourism destinations and school funding here in the state.  Below is a recent article by Andrew J. Nelson of the Omaha World-Herald on the issue: http://www.omaha.com/article/20130707/NEWS/707079914/1689#start-dates-for-schools-hit-tourism-in-iowa Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Support Needed for School Start Petition

Several travel and tourism groups throughout Iowa have recently petitioned the Iowa Department of Education to develop rules that would address schools seeking waivers to start their school year early in Iowa.  The petition specifically addresses the following: Rulemaking is essential to define the statutory term “significant negative educational impact”.  Most schools in Iowa request a waiver from […]

School Start Date Debate in Iowa House

A House Ways and Means subcommittee meeting was held today on House Study Bill 671,  legislation that specifies that Iowa schools can’t begin before September 1st and tightens up the waiver process for schools that would wish to start earlier.  It passed out of subcommittee and now will be considered by the full Iowa House Ways […]