Gov. Kim Reynolds herself invited the Osage school system down to the state capital in early January to be recognized at the Condition of the State address for their dedication to computer science as a mandatory class in early education.
Down at the speech, Reynolds announced she would be recommending a 2.5% increase in general state aid in Iowa.
Osage Superintendent Barb Schwamman, and many other educators were less than happy with the increase; they were hoping for an influx of more than 3%.
Schwamman says most years the state rarely even receives the full recommendation amount and thinks education could see closer to 2% when it’s all said and done.
Schwamman also says educators are fighting the good fight and attempting to increase this number.