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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 83, Teacher and Administrator Quality Programs

Description:
The purpose of this rescinding and replacement is to update this section of administrative code for clarity and purpose. This update of the current administrative code reflects current best practice and also organizes the section in a cleaner manner. These would be the professional learning standards moving forward as defined in rule from the status quo.

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

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
1/23/14

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 83, Teacher and Administrator Quality Programs

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
3/11/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
3/11/14, 4:00 p.m. -5:00 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:
4/8/14 (tentative)

Effective Date:
6/4/14
 

 

Chapter 58, School Breakfast and Lunch Program, Nutritional Content Standards For Other Foods and Beverages

 

Description:
This is a basic change in administrative code that replaces the current chart and explanation concerning how Iowa schools operate their nutrition program. It is replaced with a statement of alignment with federal Department of Agriculture regulations in this policy area.

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

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
1/23/14

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 58, School Breakfast and Lunch Program, Nutritional Content Standards For Other Foods and Beverages

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
3/11/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
3/11/14, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 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:
4/8/14 (tentative)

Effective Date:
6/4/14

 

Chapter 79, Standards for Practitioner and Administrator Preparation Programs

Description:
This proposed change would allow prospective teaching candidates to have an alternative measure of testing to demonstrate their competence in pedagogy and content from the status quo. The status quo would continue as an option but this would also allow for the inclusion of a second test to be chosen by the Director for prospective teaching candidates to meet or exceed the 25th percentile nationally. With passage at that level, instructors passing either test would be eligible for Iowa licensure.

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

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
1/23/14

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 79, Standards for Practitioner and Administrator Preparation Programs

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
3/11/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
3/11/14, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 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:
4/8/14 (tentative)

Effective Date:
6/4/14

 

Chapter 44, School Buses

Description:
This chapter provides the rules concerning school bus regulation in our state. Approximately every five years, there is a comprehensive review of these rules and subsequent update to reflect best current practice.  The major change in this update concerns combining elements of the rule that were previously separated.  The bus chassis used to be bid out separately from the remainder of the bus so rules were split for both areas of the bus.  Now, the common practice is for bus bids to be done comprehensively and these rules reflect that comprehensive change.

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

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
1/23/14

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 44, School Buses

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
3/11/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
3/11/14,1:00 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:
5/15/14

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 44 School Buses

Effective Date:

7/16/14
 

Chapter 6, Appeal Procedures

Description:
This proposed amended rule simply attempts to keep the state of Iowa in compliance with appeal procedures in federal regulations. As part of this rule, particular program references are contained that require the appeals process to be adhered to. As noted, this is a non-exhaustive list but in all cases, the federal appeals process is only enacted if it is contained in the program requirements that Iowa is maintaining compliance with.

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

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
5/15/14

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 6 Appeal Procedures

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
7/1/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
7/1/14, 1:00 – 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:
8/7/14

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 6 Appeal Procedures

Effective Date:
10/8/14

 

Chapter 97, Supplementary Weighting

Description:
2014 Iowa Acts, House File 2271, amended Iowa Code section 257.11, subsection 7, paragraph a, subparagraph (1), Code 2014; and also amended Iowa Code section 257.11, subsection 7, paragraphs c and d, Code 2014. In addition, Senate File 2056, Code 2014 amended Iowa Code section 257.3, subsection 2, paragraph d, Code 2014; Iowa Code section 257.11, subsection 2, paragraph c, Code 2014; Iowa Code section 257.11, subsection 5, Code 2014; Iowa Code section 257.11A, Code 2014. The new operational sharing law, with an immediate enactment clause, makes substantial changes to operational sharing provisions in Iowa. In operational sharing, districts share personnel in listed positions under the law and receive additional state payment for doing so. With these new changes in the law, the current administrative code no longer is accurate and needs to be updated. Administrative rules 1119c were session delayed by the Administrative Rules Review Committee on the same subject after similar legislation had passed the 2013 session of the Iowa General Assembly. With the new law replacing the 2013 legislation, those rules will no longer be advanced.  The new operational sharing rules will be presented both in emergency fashion as well as in Notice for eventual replacement. In addition, whole grade sharing incentives have also been changed by other legislation with the same sunset and timing requirements that impact operational sharing. Updates to those rules are also contained within this document.

Contact:
Jeff Berger
jeff.berger@iowa.gov
515-281-3968

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
5/15/14

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 97 Supplementary Weighting

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
7/1/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
7/1/14, 2:00 – 3:00 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:
5/15/14

Adopted and Filed Emergency - Chapter 97 Supplementary Weighting

8/7/14

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 97 Supplementary Weighting

Effective Date:
10/8/14

 

Chapter 43, Pupil Transportation

Description:
This chapter provides the rules and standards for pupil transportation for all Iowa school districts and accredited nonpublic schools.  Item 1 conforms to new federal regulation 49 C.F.R. § 391.43 (2014), which went into effect on May 21, 2014, by providing that an applicant for a school bus driver’s authorization undergo a biennial physical examination by a certified medical examiner who is listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

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

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
6/12/14

Notice of Intended Action – Chapter 43, Pupil Transportation

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
7/29/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
7/29/14, 9-10 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:
9/18/14

Adopted and Filed -- Chapter 43, Pupil Transportation

Effective Date:
11/19/14

 

Chapter 27, Workforce Training and Economic Development Funds

Description:
This chapter establishes a workforce training and economic development program to provide revenue for each community college to address the workforce development needs of the state with the primary focus of providing training and retraining of Iowa workers to develop the employee skills needed in targeted industries or to address a workforce development need of a targeted industry.

Contact:
Jeremy Varner
jeremy.varner@iowa.gov
515-281-8260

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
6/12/14

Notice of Intended Action – Chapter 27, Workforce Training and Economic Development Funds

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
7/29/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
7/29/14, 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:
9/18/14

Adopted and Filed -- Chapter 27, Workforce Training and Economic Development Funds

Effective Date:
11/19/14

 

Chapter 12, General Accreditation Standards

Description:
This chapter sets accreditation standards for all Iowa school districts and accredited nonpublic schools. Item 1 conforms to 2014 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2230, section 2, by providing that school districts and accredited nonpublic schools have authority to grant secondary credit to students in grades 7 and 8 if the course meets all components listed in subrule 12.5(5) for the specific curricular area.  

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

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
6/12/14

Notice of Intended Action – Chapter 12, General Accreditation Standards

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
7/29/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
7/29/14, 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:
9/18/14

Adopted and Filed -- Chapter 12, General Accreditation Standards

Effective Date:
11/19/14 

 

Chapter 48, Statewide Work-Based Learning Intermediary Network

Description:
This chapter establishes a statewide work-based learning intermediary network to prepare students for the workforce by connecting business and the education system and offering relevant work-based learning opportunities to students and teachers.

Contact:
Jeremy Varner
jeremy.varner@iowa.gov
515-281-8260

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
8/7/14

Notice of Intended Action – Chapter 48 Statewide Work-Based Learning Intermediary Network

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
9/23/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
9/23/14  9-10 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:
11/19/14 

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 48 Statewide Work-Based

Effective Date:
1/14/15 

 

Chapter 23, Adult Education and Literacy Programs

Description:
New Chapter 281 – 23(256) provides for statewide standards and guidance for adult education and literacy programs as well as defining the requirements for the qualifications of staff, professional development, and performance and accountability.

Contact:
Jeremy Varner
jeremy.varner@iowa.gov
515-281-8260

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
9/18/14

Notice of Intended Action – Chapter 23, Adult Education and Literacy Programs

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
11/4/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
11/4/14  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:
11/19/14 

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 23, Adult Education

Effective Date:
1/14/15 

 

Subrule 36.15(6)(b), Summer camps and clinics and coaching contacts out of season

Description:
This subrule sets out requirements for the operation of summer camps, clinics, and coaching contact for out of season sports activities. Specifically, this amendment would change the time period in which summertime coaching activities cannot be in conflict with sports in season from “summertime” to specific dates “between June 1st and the first day of fall sports practices.” This change is to ensure all schools are limiting these activities during the same specified time periods.

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

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
9/18/14

Notice of Intended Action -- Subrule 36.15(6)(b), Summer camps and clinics and coaching contacts out of season

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
11/4/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
11/4/14  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:
11/19/14 

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 36, Extracurricular Interscholastic Competition

Effective Date:
1/14/15 

 

Chapter 56, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Description:
Chapter 281 – 56(256) provides for the services leading to employment for eligible Iowans with disabilities in accordance with Iowa Code chapter 259 and relevant federal statute and regulations.  Many of the proposed amendments are nonsubstantive clean-up items that primarily reflect actual practice and will not alter the services provided to clients of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Contact:
Kelly Rice
kelley.rice@iowa.gov
515-281-4146

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
9/18/14

Notice of Intended Action -- Chapter 56, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
11/4/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
11/4/14  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:
11/19/14 

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 56 Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Effective Date:
1/14/15

 

Chapter 60, Programs for Students of Limited English Proficiency

Description:
This chapter sets standards for the identification of students of limited English proficiency and programming to serve the educational needs of such students by Iowa school districts. Items 1, 2, and 3 conform to 2014 Iowa Acts Chapter 1135, Section 7, (Senate File 2347), which requires that the state board of education adopt rules to establish standards for the identification, selection, and use of research-based educational and instructional models for students identified as limited English proficient, and to adopt rules to establish standards for the professional development of the instructional staff responsible for the implementation of those research-based educational and instructional models.

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

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
9/18/14

Notice of Intended Action -- Chapter 60, Programs for Students of Limited English Proficiency

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
11/4/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
11/4/14  9 -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:
11/19/14 

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 60 Programs for Students of Limited English Proficiency

Effective Date:
1/14/15 

 

Chapter 79, Standards for Practitioner and Administrator Preparation Programs

Description:
Chapter 281 – 79(256) outlines the standards and program requirements that all 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. The state board of education proposes this rule making to update the current standards pursuant to its authority under Iowa Code section 256.7(3).

Contact:
Larry Bice
larry.bice@iowa.gov
515-725-0101

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
9/18/14

Notice of Intended Action -- Chapter 79, Standards for Practitioner and Administrator Preparation Programs

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
11/4/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
11/4/14  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:
11/19/14 

Adopted and Filed - Chapter 79, Standards for Practitioner and Administrator Preparation Programs

Effective Date:
1/14/15 

 

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

Description:
Revised Chapter 25 incorporates changes to the Pathways for Academic Career and Employment Program and Gap Tuition Assistance Program included in House File 604, passed by the 2013 General Assembly of the State of Iowa. Changes associated with House File 604 include the addition of pathway navigators and regional industry sector partnerships; increasing the federal poverty level benchmark from 200 percent to 250 percent under target populations and applicants for tuition assistance; and the addition of staff support services under eligible costs. Changes not directly associated with House File 604 include the renumbering and reformatting of subrules.

Contact:

Nicole Proesch
nicole.proesch@iowa.gov
515-281-8661

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
11/19/14

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:
12/30/14

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
12/30/14  9-10 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:
1/22/15 

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

Effective Date:
3/25/15 

 

Chapter 21, Community Colleges

Description:

This proposed change would clarify protocol for community college residency determinations for students, including veterans, and clarify permissible tuition rates.  The proposed change would move the State Board of Education’s Uniform Policy on Residency Status into administrative rule.  The proposed change also clarifies the technical specialty component of diploma and certificate programs.

Contact:

Jeremy Varner
jeremy.varner@iowa.gov
515-281-8260

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
1/22/15

Notice of Intended Action – Chapter 21, Community Colleges

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
3/10/15

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
3/10/15, 9:00-10:00 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:
3/26/15   (tentative)

Effective Date:
5/20/15   (tentative)

 

Chapter 80, Standards for Paraeducator Certification Programs

Description:
Chapter 281—80(272) outlines the standards and program requirements that all paraeducator certification programs must meet in order to be approved to prepare paraeducators in Iowa. Compliance with these standards is required and evaluated during each paraeducator certification program’s initial and periodic reviews. The current standards need updating to remain current with research in student achievement, accountability, and continuous program improvement. The revised standards in this proposed chapter more closely align with rules from the Iowa board of educational examiners on the issuance of paraeducator certificates.  See Iowa Administrative Code chapter 282—24(272).

Contact:
Marietta Rives
marietta.rives@iowa.gov
515-281-6038

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
1/22/15

Notice of Intended Action – Chapter 80, Standards for Paraeducator Certification Programs

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
3/10/15

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
3/10/15, 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:
3/26/15   (tentative)

Effective Date:
5/20/15   (tentative)

 

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 categorical funding programs:  definitions; home school assistance program; statewide voluntary four-year-old preschool program; operational function sharing supplementary weighting; limited English proficiency (LEP) weighting; gifted and talented program; returning dropout and dropout prevention program; Iowa early intervention block grant, also known as early intervention supplement; teacher salary supplement; teacher leadership supplement, educator quality basic salary; educator quality professional development, also known as professional development supplement; educational excellence, phase I; levies and funds; general fund; management fund; physical plant and equipment levy (PPEL) fund; capital projects fund; special education instruction fund; and juvenile home program instruction fund.  The proposed amendments also create new subrules, based upon relatively recent legislation, dealing with early literacy and an entrepreneurial education fund.

Contact:

Jeff Berger
jeff.berger@iowa.gov
515-281-8661

Date of Notice of Intended Action by State Board of Education:
1/22/15

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

Deadline to Submit Public Comment by 4:30 PM:
3/10/15

Date, Time, and Site of Public Hearing:
3/10/15, 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:
3/26/15   (tentative)

Effective Date:
5/20/15   (tentative)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 18, 2015 at 10:30am.