Area Legislators Meet with Local School Boards

Several area school boards met with area legislators on Wednesday night for a joint question-and-answer session.

West Delaware hosted the meeting at the high school in Manchester, with Maquoketa Valley and Ed-Co also participating. West Delaware Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey says the communication between schools and legislators is important.

State Representative Lee Hein of Monticello attended, along with State Senators Dan Zumbach of Ryan and Michael Breitbach of Strawberry Point.

Rickey says school funding, children’s mental health needs and the SAVE penny (the extra penny sales tax) are important topics with legislators. They also discussed IPERS and teacher shortages.