Students First Scholarship Letter
Members of the Linn-Mar School Board sent a letter to the House Education Committee and the Senate Education Committee regarding the Students First Scholarships Bill.
“Establishing the Students First Scholarships will lead to decreased funding for public schools. It is our position that public tax dollars should be used to fund public schools and ONLY public schools. Unlike private schools, public schools provide educational opportunities to ALL students regardless of race, gender, or socio-economic status. Unlike private schools, public schools must follow all guidelines established by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Unlike private schools, public schools must provide accountability and transparency to their community and to the state of Iowa. Private schools are not universally accessible by Iowa families. This legislation would benefit a few, at the expense of many.”
Click here to read the full letter.