There will be no March 1 deadline for Iowa parents to declare their intention to switch districts after Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law a bill that eliminates the March 1 deadline.
Families no longer have to give a reason for sending their student to a new district at any time of the year, as long as the new district accepts them. The change takes effect immediately.
On the final day of the legislative session, House File 2589, a budget bill, passed with the inclusion of the measure.
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On the same day that Reynolds signed the House File 2581, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship implemented some of the recommendations of a task force on Iowan butchery.
A tax cut and education roadblock-filled legislative session has come to an end in Iowa.
The 2022 legislative session is officially over after Tuesday’s signings. All of Iowa’s legislation passed this year has been either signed or vetoed by Governor Reynolds.
With Republican majorities in both the Iowa House and Senate, the 2022 session was dominated by debates over education policy, which they claimed would give parents more control over their children’s education.
After it became clear that the Iowa House lacked the votes to pass Reynolds’ more ambitious proposal, which would have given 10,000 Iowa families scholarships to pay for private school expenses, lawmakers voted to eliminate the deadline for school open enrollment.
Even in the primaries, Kim Reynolds brought up “school choice” as a point of contention for voters. As a result of the above,
Rep. Reynolds, R-Ohio, has made this a major issue in her campaign and has targeted Republican incumbents in the House who oppose her plan. Candidates Reynolds supported won their primary elections earlier this month, and four Republican lawmakers were ousted from office.
Both Reynolds’ scholarship proposal and the removal of the open enrollment deadline were opposed by Democrats in Iowa. They argued that eliminating the deadline would make it more difficult for school districts to set their annual budgets by April 15 as required by law.
— Meg McLaughlin, from The Register. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds spoke at a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 26, 2022, for Hy-“Unite Vee’s for Ukraine” meal packaging event.
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Des Moines Register published the following article originally: After signing the final bills of the legislative session, Governor Kim Reynolds has lifted the enrollment deadline in Iowa.