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Fri Oct 1, 2021, 04:02 AM

How some Iowa parents are threatening to defund schools over mask mandates [View all]

Hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake for a suburban Des Moines school district Friday if incensed parents follow through with a plan to artificially lower the district's enrollment numbers.

Ankeny Community School District families angry over a new mask mandate are threatening to unenroll their children from school ahead of the state's Oct. 1 student count date.

The number of students enrolled in a district on that date helps set funding levels for the next school year.

As part of the plan, some parents would then re-enroll their children on Oct. 2, effectively forcing the district to educate their children with less money.

Read more: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2021/09/28/iowa-families-threaten-defund-schools-ankeny-unenroll-students-over-covid-mask-mandate/5885848001/

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