Governor Kim Reynolds laid out her priorities for the 2020 Legislative Session this week during her Condition of the State Address. Annually, the governor announces the annual increase for K-12 education funding, and this year, Reynolds proposed a 2.5 percent overall bump, or $100 million, which can be used for general funds for public schools. Superintendent Greg Ebeling says he’s hopeful that number stays above two — as it becomes difficult for Pella and other school districts to move their costs year to year when numbers get lower. The Iowa Senate and House will likely come up with numbers somewhat close to what Governor Reynolds’ proposed, as all chambers remain under Republican control. The education funding measure has to pass both chambers, and is supposed to be completed within 30 days after the Governor’s proposal.