Gov. Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Iowa House passing a bill to reform Iowa’s AEA system:  

“Thank you to House leadership and House members for making progress on this important piece of legislation. The AEA system is failing our students, national and state test scores show it and the U.S. Department of Education tells us that too. Improving student outcomes has always been at the forefront. The system must provide transparency and accountability to school districts, those closest to our students, and drive consistency across the AEA regions to improve services for students with disabilities. That’s what I’ve heard from over 100 school districts as I’ve traveled the state, and I look forward to more conversations as the legislation moves forward.”