One of the main criticisms levied at Educational Savings Accounts is that as the bill is written, there is no preventing private schools from raising tuition — which would allow them to accept public dollars but potentially squeeze out those Governor Kim Reynolds and supporters claim it is intended to help.

Head of Schools at Pella Christian Dan Zylstra says they review their tuition during a budget review annually — and a scheduled increase for 2023-24 was planned prior to the current proposal as released.

Zylstra says the benefits from how the Educational Savings Accounts work is if students and their families bring those dollars to Pella Christian — especially from new enrollees.

Hear more from Zylstra on today’s Let’s Talk Pella.