An Iowa Senate bill which would reestablish a state training school for girls passed the Iowa Senate on a 26-22 vote on Thursday, Feb. 27. What that means for the closed Iowa Juvenile Home- State Training School for Girls in Toledo remains to be seen. The bill does not speicfy a location.
The bill passed on a 26-22 party line vote with all Democrats voting in favor and 22 Republicans opposed.
The bill faces an uncertain future, in the GOP-controlled Iowa House. State Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) told The Chronicle on Monday the bill had been "messaged to" the House on Friday, Feb. 28.
Iowa Juvenile Home / State Training School for Girls in Toledo
The state has been without a centralized facility for delinquent girls care, education and treatment since Jan. 15 when the Toledo facility was closed on orders of Gov. Terry Branstad and the Iowa Department of Human Services.