Sioux City CSD has a different view than Governor Branstad
Sioux City Community School District Chief Financial Officer John Chalstrom said:
In the past six years, the increase in [Iowa] state aid has averaged 1.88 percent while expenditures have grown an average of 3.45 percent.
Superintendent Paul Gausman said:
How many years can you have in a row where the supplemental state aid is so low it continues to choke you for efficiencies? Sooner or later, you’ve found every efficiency you can and it begins to really hurt.
Governor Terry Branstad said:
We gave all this across-the-board money with no accountability and Iowa kind of stagnated
a budget where “you throw money” at schools won’t necessarily improve them
via http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/education/sioux-city-school-district-expects-to-trim-budget-next-year/article_b2f39414-f097-5ebf-982d-554811378498.html and http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2015/08/03/governor-terry-branstad-education-spending-iowa/31077365 and http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/13/education-funding-vote-branstad/30109287