Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

AEAs main focus at Eggs & Issues

4 area lawmakers sound off on proposed changes


Just like last year, education reform proved to be the main dish during the first Eggs & Issues legislative forum held last Saturday in Spencer.

Reps. Megan Jones and John Wills, along with Sens. Lynn Evans and Dave Rowley, answered a smorgasbord of questions regarding the governor's plan to reform the state's nine Area Education Agencies (AEAs). The proposal has been the headlining piece of legislation thus far in the 2024 session.

Evans, a Republican from Aurelia, served more than three decades in public education before making the leap to politics. He's leading the bill in th...