Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Under House Study Bill 1 or the "Students First Act," students in private school will receive $7,598, the average cost the state spends on a public school student, per year for any family in the state to cover private school expenses. Under the law, public schools within the state will receive $1,205 for each student who lives in their district but attends private school and is funded by the ESA program.
The law creates the Education Savings Account (ESA) program which provides families who withdraw their students from public schools and enroll them in private school with taxpayer funds. Under the Iowa law, the student is eligible to receive funding until they are 20 years old.
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