DES MOINES, Iowa – On Monday, Governor Branstad and educators from across the state gathered to discuss the future of Iowa’s educational system.
The second annual teacher and principal leadership symposium was held at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. 450 educators, parents, school board members and legislators attended the day-long event.
The governor discussed the new teacher leadership and compensation system. It’s being implemented in 39 districts this fall. The governor hopes the system will be in all Iowa districts by 2016.
Branstad said once it’s fully implemented it will cost the state more than $150 million per year to run.