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Iowa district urges legislative action on school funding

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CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa school district has called on lawmakers to take legislative action on education funding.

The Charles City Community School District released a video on Monday in which students, staff and parents urge legislators to find a compromise on school funding. The Republican-majority House and Democratic-controlled Senate remain at odds over how much new money to give to schools in the upcoming academic year.

House Republicans have advanced a plan for about $100 million in additional funding, while Senate Democrats want to give schools over $200 million.

Superintendent Dr. Dan Cox says the district's video is a last-ditch effort to implore that legislators reach an agreement soon on supplemental state aid.

Districts are supposed to certify their 2015-2016 budgets by April 15.
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