The Sioux City School District held its first education forum of the year with state lawmakers Saturday.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Education funding is always a hot topic in Des Moines. School funding makes up the bulk of the budget. State lawmakers discussed funding issues with school administrators at a forum in Sioux City today.
Superintendent Dr. Paul Gausman says the district is showing signs of improvement, but the budget for the next school year is still in limbo because officials don't know how much revenue is coming their way from the state.
Gausman says more funding for the district could have a positive impact on staffing at the school. He says it could be the first time in his years that he doesn't have to make cuts.
"We'll probably still have to develop a scenario-based budget, based on the different potential outcomes that could work through the revenue, in case our legislature doesn't do what they are directed to do by law," said Gausman.
State lawmakers told the board at the meeting, that they hope to have figures ready by the end of February.
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