Poster contest launched to promote bus safety
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking poster entries from students promoting school bus safety. Entries must reflect this year’s theme: At My Stop – You Stop. The contest is sponsored by the National Association for Pupil Transportation. Students from kindergarten through the eighth grade are encouraged to enter. Each school district needs to determine one winner from each category, and then forward them onto the Iowa Department of Education. Posters will be accepted by the department through April 30, 2013. Learn more...
Open Enrollment Transportation Assistance
The transportation reimbursement for the 2012-2013 school year for open-enrolled families that qualify according to income guidelines is $470.
The amount of open enrollment tuition for the 2012-2013 school year for a regular education student is $5,883.00, which is the State cost-per-pupil from the previous fiscal year. For a student served pursuant to an IEP, open enrollment tuition is calculated on actual costs of special education rather than the prior year's State cost-per-pupil amount. Open enrollment utition is billed and paid on a quarterly basis. Under special circumstances that terminate or suspend open enrollment status, it is necessary to prorate tuition in a quarter on a per diem basis.
For more information about this including the income guidelines, see pages 18-20 of the 2012-13 Open Enrollment Handbook at http://educateiowa.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=649&Itemid=1336.