Jeneary Says Education Bill Will Pass Next Week

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(Le Mars) — This past week, state legislators were finalizing the K-12 educational spending bill with the supplemental student aid. State Representative Dr. Tom Jeneary of Le Mars says he believes a final education spending bill will emerge from both legislative chambers by the end of next week.

The state lawmaker tells how the total financial assistance aid will be broken down to the separate categories.

Jeneary calls the number a significant amount going to the schools. He says lawmakers on both sides of the isle would like to the amount higher, but he says the number represents what the state can currently afford.

Jeneary says its important the state legislature finish with the educational bill in order to comply with the law.

Jeneary doesn’t believe there will be much debate on the school spending bill. He says both Republicans and Democrats and the House and the Senate are in general agreement with the bill. School districts across the state need to submit their budgets by April 15th.