The Iowa School Foundation Formula Task Force released a report containing an analysis of Iowa’s current school funding formula. The report examines equitable--or inequitable--portions of the existing policy and procedures and gives many options for how these issues could be resolved. This effort is in anticipation of the Iowa Legislature’s statutorily required review of the school funding formula after the 2014 legislative session. Read more »


AASA is very engaged in federal appropriations work. Congress has been working to resolve the major differences in each chamber’s respective budget proposal for FY14. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 would restore 87 percent of the sequester cuts for FY14, the funds that will be in schools for the 2014-15 school year. This represents a significant improvement over the current funding level, which provides federal education funding levels that are pre-2004. Read more »