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Proposed Administrative Rules must follow a strict timeline --including public hearings, approval by the State Board of Education, and approval by the Administrative Rules Review Committee -- before they become effective. Below is the Department's Administrative Rules calendar.

 

Chapter 15, Use of Online Learning and Telecommunications for Instruction by Schools

 

Description:
This chapter, “Use of Online Learning and Telecommunications for Instruction by Schools,” became effective on January 16, 2013, to implement Chapter 1119 of 2012 Iowa Acts, sections 13 through 17. Section 15 of Chapter 1119 of 2012 Iowa Acts amended Iowa Code section 256.7 by adding a new subsection in which the State Board of Education was required to adopt rules “prohibiting the open enrollment of students whose educational instruction and course content are delivered primarily over the internet.” An exception to that prohibition was contained in section 256.7, subsection 32(b), paragraph c, which applied exclusively to the CAM Community School District and the Clayton Ridge Community School District. Pursuant to Senate File 510, section 99, enacted by the 86th General Assembly in 2015, Iowa Code section 256.7, subsection 32, paragraph c, was amended to provide exceptions to prior enrollment limitations and to provide additional reporting requirements for the school districts.

Contact:
Phil Wise
phil.wise@iowa.gov
515-281-4835

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
8/6/15

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 15, Use of Online Learning and Telecommunication for Instruction by Schools

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
9/22/15

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
9/2215, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, East 14th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Date of Adoption by State Board of Education:
11/18/15

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 15, Use of Online Learning and Telecommunications for Instruction by Schools

Effective Date:
1/13/16

Chapter 12, General Accreditation Standards

Description:
On August 6, 2015, the State Board of Education directed the Iowa Department of Education to present proposed rules for notice adopting the recommendations of the Assessment Task Force convened pursuant to section 256.7(21). This notice complies with that directive. The task force’s report is available at the following url: https://www.educateiowa.gov/documents/boards-committees-councils-and-task-forces/2015/01/2014-12-31-iowa-assessment-task-force.

Contact:
Phil Wise
phil.wise@iowa.gov
515-281-4835

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
9/17/15

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 12, General Accreditation Standards

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
11/3/15

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
11/3/15, from 1-2 p.m. State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, East 14th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Date of Adoption by State Board of Education:
11/18/15

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 12, General Accreditation Standards

Effective Date:
1/13/16

Chapter 14, Iowa School Health Services

Description:
The 86th General Assembly, in Senate File 462, established that school districts and accredited nonpublic schools may stock an epinephrine injector supply and directed the Department of Education to adopt rules necessary for schools to voluntarily implement the Act. This new chapter includes rules for the implementation of Senate File 462.

Contact:
Nicole Proesch
nicole.proesch@iowa.gov
515-281-8661
515-242-5988 - fax

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
9/17/15

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 14, Iowa School Health Services

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
11/3/15

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
11/3/15, from 10-11 a.m. State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, East 14th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Date of Adoption by State Board of Education:
11/18/15

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 14, Iowa School Health Services

Effective Date:
1/13/16

Chapter 25, Pathways for Academic Career and Employment Program: Gap Tuition Assistance Program

Description:
Revised Chapter 25 incorporates changes to the Gap Tuition Assistance Program included in House File 658, passed by the 2015 General Assembly. Changes as a result of House File 658 include modifying the criteria to determine financial need by decreasing the family income requirement from twelve to six months, and adding two provisions which: (1) prioritize the provision of assistance to individuals earning income between 150 percent and 250 percent of the federal poverty level, and (2) bar individuals eligible from receiving assistance under the Gap Tuition Assistance Program if they are eligible for assistance under the federal Workforce Investment Act and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, unless all budgeted funds under these acts have been fully expended.

Contact:
Nicole Proesch
nicole.proesch@iowa.gov
515-281-8661
515-242-5988 - fax

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
9/17/15

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 25,Pathways for Academic Career and Employment Program: Gap Tuition Assistance Program

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
11/3/15

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
11/3/15, from 10-11 a.m., State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, East 14th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Date of Adoption by State Board of Education:
11/18/15

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 25, Pathways for Academic Career and Employment Program Gap Tuition Assistance Program

Effective Date:
1/13/16

Chapter 61, Iowa Reading Research Center

Description:
The Iowa Reading Research Center is charged to adopt program criteria and guidelines for the intensive summer literacy programs required by Iowa Code section 279.68. These criteria and guidelines contained in this notice of intended action are based on the work and recommendations of a multiple member task team convened by the Center, which examined current practices in Iowa schools and evidence-based research on summer reading acceleration.

Contact:
Phil Wise
phil.wise@iowa.gov
515-281-4835
515-242-5988 - fax

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
9/17/15

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 61, Iowa Reading Research Center

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
11/3/15

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
11/3/15, from 2-3 p.m. State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, East 14th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Date of Adoption by State Board of Education:

12/14/15

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 61, Iowa Reading Research Center

Effective Date:
1/13/16  

Chapter 98, Financial Management of Categorical Funding

Description:
Chapter 98 outlines the financial management of categorical funding. The proposed amendments to Chapter 98 reflect legislative changes impacting the following: statewide voluntary four-year-old preschool program, at-risk formula weighting, returning dropout and dropout prevention program, management fund, and physical plant and equipment levy (PPEL) fund.

Contact:
Phil Wise
phil.wise@iowa.gov
515-281-4835
515-242-5988 - fax

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
9/17/15

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 98, Financial Management of Categorical Funding

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
11/3/15

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
11/3/15, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, East 14th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Date of Adoption by State Board of Education:
11/18/15

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 98, Financial Management of Categorical Funding

Effective Date:
1/13/16

 

Chapter 77, Standards for Teacher Intern Preparation Programs

Description:
This Chapter outlines the standards and program requirements that all alternative licensure educator preparation programs must meet in order to be accredited to prepare educators in Iowa. Compliance with these standards is required, and evaluated during each educator preparation program’s accreditation review. The standards are also applied in an annual reporting system. The current standards are in need of updating to remain current with research based best practices in educator preparation, accountability and continuous program improvement. A team of 12 Iowa educators, department of education staff, and board of educational examiners staff developed the proposed changes. A second team of 12 Iowa educators reviewed the proposed changes and provided feedback, which was incorporated into the submission. The proposed changes were vetted by educators and policy experts in Iowa and across the United States.

Contact:
Nicole Proesch
nicole.proesch@iowa.gov
515-281-8661
515-242-5988 - fax

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
3/31/16

Notice of Intended Action -- Chapter 77, Standards for Teacher Intern Preparation Programs

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
5/17/16

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
5/17/16, from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, East 14th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Date of Adoption by State Board of Education:
6/9/16 (tentative)

Effective Date:
8/10/16 (tentative)

Chapter 17, Open Enrollment

Description:

Item 2 of revised Chapter 17 incorporates changes to the Open Enrollment Program included in House File 2264, passed by the 2016 General Assembly. House File 2264 became effective on April 7, 2016.  Changes as a result of House File 2264 include modifying the delineation of reasons that a student participating in open enrollment during grades nine through twelve is not subject to the restriction on eligibility to participate in varsity interscholastic athletic contests and athletic competitions during the pupil’s first ninety school days of enrollment in the receiving district.  The additional reason is if the student exercising open enrollment had previously been the subject of a founded case of harassment or bullying in the district of residence.

Items 1, 3, and 4 of revised Chapter 17 are technical and clarifying in nature or reflect previous actions of the General Assembly.  Those amendments are consistent with Iowa Code section 17A.7(2) which requires that each agency conduct a comprehensive review of all of its rules each five year period.

Contact:
Phil Wise
phil.wise@iowa.gov
515-281-4835
515-242-5988 - fax

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
June 10, 2016

Chapter 17, Notice of Intended Action

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
July 26, 2016

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
7/26/16 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, East 14th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Date of Adoption by State Board of Education:
September 21, 2016 (tentative)

Effective Date:
November 16, 2016 (tentative)

 

Chapter 36, Extracurricular Interscholastic Competition

Description:

Item 1 of revised Chapter 36 incorporates changes to the Open Enrollment Program included in House File 2264, passed by the 2016 General Assembly. House File 2264 became effective on April 7, 2016.  Changes as a result of House File 2264 include modifying the delineation of reasons that a student participating in open enrollment during grades nine through twelve is not subject to the restriction on eligibility to participate in varsity interscholastic athletic contests and athletic competitions during the pupil’s first ninety school days of enrollment in the receiving district.  The additional reason is if the student exercising open enrollment had previously been the subject of a founded case of harassment or bullying in the district of residence.

Item 2 of revised Chapter 36 provides that the eligibility of a student open enrolling due to a founded case of harassment or bullying as defined in Iowa Code section 280.28 while attending school in the district of residence is not subject to review by the executive board of the governing organization.

Contact:
Phil Wise

phil.wise@iowa.gov
515-281-4835
515-242-5988 - fax

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
June 10, 2016

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 36, Extracurricular Interscholastic Competition

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
7/26/16

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
7/26/16 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, East 14th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Date of Adoption by State Board of Education:
September 21, 2016(tentative)  

Effective Date:
November 16, 2016 (tentative)

 

Chapter 49, Individual Career and Academic Plan (Filed Emergency)

Description:

These rules establish that each student enrolled in grade eight shall have developed by the school district an individualized career and academic plan, and that such a plan shall be reviewed and revised each succeeding year until the graduation of that student.

Contact:
Phil Wise

phil.wise@iowa.gov
515-281-4835
515-242-5988 - fax

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
June 10, 2016

Adopted and filed Emergency - Chapter 49, Career and Academic Planning

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
July 26, 2016

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
7/26/16 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, East 14th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Date of Adoption by State Board of Education:
September 26, 2016 (tentative)  

Effective Date:
November 16, 2016 (tentative)

 

Chapter 49, Individual Career and Academic Plan

Description:

These rules establish that each student enrolled in grade eight shall have developed by the school district an individualized career and academic plan, and that such a plan shall be reviewed and revised each succeeding year until the graduation of that student.

 

Contact:
Phil Wise

phil.wise@iowa.gov
515-281-4835
515-242-5988 - fax

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
June 10, 2016

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 49, Career and Academic Planning

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
July 26, 2016

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
7/26/16 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, East 14th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Date of Adoption by State Board of Education:
September 26, 2016 (tentative)  

Effective Date:
November 16, 2016 (tentative)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on June 25, 2016 at 4:45pm.