Reynolds on AEA special education reform

Reynolds on AEA Reform

A comprehensive look of the day's local, regional and national news, detailed events, late-breaking stories and weather updates are provided by the ABC 6 News Team.

(ABC 6 News) – Iowa Republicans will walk back parts of their proposal to reform Area Education Agencies (AEA), special education services for Iowa students.

Governor Kim Reynolds stated students with disabilities perform far below the national average, yet the Iowa spends more than others.

In Reynold’s Condition of The State address, Reynolds called the state’s nine AEA’s focus to only be on students with disabilities.

But, following public outcry, Iowa Republicans say they’ll try to find a solution that saves the state money while also improving outcomes for disabled Iowa students.