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Governor Kim Reynolds signed an education funding bill on Thursday

Davenport, IOWA – According to the state officials, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the 2.5% per-pupil increase in House File 2316, which increases the total public education budget for the state by $159 million.

State officials have announced that the total outlay in the fiscal year 2023 budget will exceed $3.6 billion.

Total per-pupil funding will now be just over $7,400, up from $7,200 previously.

The Iowa Senate had initially approved just a 2.25% increase, but the Iowa House passed a different version of the bill matching the governor’s proposal for a 2.5% increase. 

Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement:

“Providing a quality education for the next generation of Iowans is one of our most important responsibilities.

The state’s significant and responsible funding increases year-over-year for more than a decade helps ensure that Iowa has the strong public education system necessary to support the success of our students and our state.”

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