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School superintendents ask lawmakers to finalize budget sooner

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Superintendents from area schools talk with lawmakers about their budget needs. Superintendents from area schools talk with lawmakers about their budget needs.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

When it comes to budgeting for school districts, superintendents say they want a better idea of what lawmakers will do with their budget.

At a legislative forum at Western Iowa Tech Friday, several area school superintendents said they want to know how much aid they'll get in the coming school year.

If they need to make cuts, they'd like to know much earlier. Right now, school districts have to submit their plans for the fiscal year, by mid-April.

Lawmakers are supposed to submit their own figures to the state by mid-February, but very often the budget is the last thing lawmakers tackle, sometimes as late as April, or May if the session runs over.

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