Sioux City Community School District holds educational open forum Saturday; discusses new “school choice” bill

SIOUX CITY () – On Saturday morning, the Sioux City Community School District hosted an educational open forum.

The open discussion between the public and representatives of the Iowa Legislature lasted more than an hour. Most of the questions and concerns were about the passage of the recent school choice bill.

Iowa House Democrat J.D. Scholten noted that it was interesting to hear a local public school superintendent discuss a bill he felt was irresponsible.

“What I see in this is a lack of accountability, a lack of transparency. It leads to a lack of fiscal responsibility, it’s one of the largest fiscally irresponsible bills ever passed in the state of Iowa,” Schulten said.

House Republican Bob Henderson said he understands the focus on education savings accounts, but felt today’s conversation went well.

“I think they were positive,” Henderson said. happens.

The next step, according to both parties, is to see how the bill affects the Siouxland community.

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