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The Iowa State Constitution, 2nd Edition by Pettys, Todd E (9th February 2018)

Part Two The Iowa Constitution and Commentary, Art.IX Education and School Lands

From: The Iowa State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Todd E. Pettys

Article IX contains two parts (commonly called “divisions”), the first dealing principally with a board of education and the second dealing principally with financial matters. Although never formally repealed, most (but, as shall be explained, perhaps not all) of the fifteen sections that compose the first division no longer have any bearing on the state’s educational system and so are commonly omitted in printings of the state’s constitution, just as they are omitted here. How did these provisions become obsolete? The explanation is simple. Iowa’s first...
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