Fully Fund Summer Learning and Literacy Programs
United Way of Central Iowa supports policies to increase the number of Iowa children reading proficiently by the end of third grade, a key indicator of high school graduation.
Legislative Priority: Support summer learning and literacy programs for all at-risk students to prevent summer learning loss. Specifically, provide funds for schools to implement the law requiring an intensive summer literacy program for third graders not reading proficiently by the end of third grade. Intensive summer literacy programs will begin at the end of the 2017-18 school year, thereby making it critical to receive funding in the 2017 legislative session.