SCHOOL BUDGET: Uncertainty For School Boards
Des Moines school superintendent Tom Ahart is on his second day of the job and is already facing a challenge.
Thursday, the district will hold its first public budget forum.
The district has released a preliminary budget but leaders still don’t have a clear idea of how much they will have to spend.
Lawmakers in the Iowa House want to increase funding by 2-percent. In the Senate it’s a 4-percent increase.
School districts must have their budgets certified by April 15th.