Iowa schools will see an estimated $159 million in new funding for their next budget year after lawmakers in the Iowa Senate approved the increase

Waterloo, IA – According to the statement, Republicans in the Iowa Legislature voted 31-17 Monday to pass the legislation, which provides a 2.5% increase in per-pupil state aid.

State officials said that that will take the total amount of money Iowa spends on K12 education through the state general fund to an estimated $3.581 billion, up from about $3.409 billion.

The lawmakers in the Iowa Senate are now sending it to Gov. Kim Reynolds for her signature.

The Iowa Senate passed the bill Monday, adopting the House version of the bill approved on Friday.

The bill would increase K-12 funding to just over $7,400 per pupil, up from the current $7,200.

The cost is estimated to be around $172 million. 

Scroll To Top