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      Deadline passes without set state supplemental aid for schools

      The February 13th deadline for the Iowa State Legislation to set supplemental state aid for schools has come and gone without a concrete figure.

      Davis County Superintendent Dan Maeder praised the work state legislators do for Iowa schools.

      But he said they're having a hard time following their own laws in regard to supplemental state aid.

      He also questioned how they would handle public education inequities.

      "Our legislators--if they really want to do good work for Iowa schools--and they said they do," said Superintendent Maeder. "Then we need to take a serious look at the school foundation formula and account for all the inequities that exist in Iowa schools."

      Maeder said not knowing the supplemental state aid makes it difficult to set a responsible state budget for taxpayers.

      He also said Davis County School District faces annual inequities in transportation that equate to $350,000 more than the average school district spends.

      He encouraged local citizens to call their legislators and hold them accountable.