Supplemental State Aid (SSA)
Ankeny Schools supports an increase that provides adequate resources from Supplemental State Aid (SSA). The legislature needs to set SSA within the statutory requirements, so the district can make sound financial decisions.
Iowa Code requires school districts to certify their budgets by April of each year. Many times, however, in the past, the State Legislature has not set SSA prior to district’s certifying their budgets, forcing districts to use projected percentages rather than actual dollars.