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June 10-11, 2021 State Board Retreat/Meeting Agenda


Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted.

Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
State Board Room (second floor)
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Due to limited seating capacity, members of the public are encouraged to join the meeting virtually. Following is the public URL to join the meeting:

Webinar ID: 93985655000
Passcode: 734870

To join by phone, dial: US: +1 301-715-8592 or +1 312-626-6799

Thursday, June 10

State Board Annual Retreat

Executive Summary for Retreat Agenda Items - Business meeting agenda items have separate executive summaries in the tabs below.

10 a.m.

Welcome - Goals of the Retreat - Brooke Axiotis

Introductory Comments - Ann Lebo

10:05 a.m.

National Association of State Boards of Education

11:30 a.m.

Equity - Legislation 

12:15 p.m.


12:45 p.m.

Social Emotional Health - Post COVID-19 Impact on Students

1:30 p.m.

Reimagine Schools - Student Panel 

2:30 p.m.

Legislative Update and the State Board’s Role with Changing Laws/Rules 

3 p.m.

State Board Priorities and Goals (Tab A)

5 p.m.

Adjourn for the day

5:15 p.m.


District 36
1375 SW Vintage Parkway

Friday, June 11

State Board Retreat (continued)

8:30 a.m.

Finalize State Board Priorities 

9:30 a.m.

State Board Meeting Format and Frequency; Meeting Dates and Master Calendar (Tab B)

10 a.m.

Adjourn the retreat

State Board Business Meeting

10:15 a.m.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approve the Agenda
  3. Communication
    1. Public Comment
    2. Director's Report
  4. Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes (Tab C)
    2. Rules: Chapter 21 - Community Colleges (Adopt) (Tab D)
    3. Rules: Chapter 79 - Standards for Practitioner and Administrator Preparation Programs (Adopt) (Tab E)

10:30 a.m.

  1. Rules
    1. Chapter 14 - School Health Services (Adopt) (Tab F)
    2. Chapter 15 - Online and Virtual Learning (Adopt) (Tab G)
    3. Chapter 15 - Online and Virtual Learning (Notice) (Tab H)
    4. Chapter 17 - Open Enrollment (Notice) (Tab I)
    5. Chapter 31 - Private Instruction and Dual Enrollment (Notice) (Tab J)
    6. Chapter 36 - Extracurricular Interscholastic Competition (Notice) (Tab K)

11:30 a.m.

  1. Davenport Community School District Accreditation Update (Tab L)

11:50 a.m.

Adjourn the business meeting